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On this day, 21 October, in 1805

Horatio Nelson

(1758-1805) Vice-Admiral and victor of Trafalgar

Died at sea, off Cape Trafalgar, Spain

Historical event of the day

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On this day, 21 October, in 1805

The Royal Navy, under the command of Horatio Nelson, defeats a French and Spanish fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar