Historical Events on October 21

  • 1805 Battle of Trafalgar: British Admiral Horatio Nelson defeats combined French and Spanish fleet. Nelson shot and killed during battle.
  • 1854 Florence Nightingale with a staff of 38 nurses is sent to the Crimean War
  • 1899 Battle at Elandslaagte Natal: (Boers vs British army)
  • 1914 Battle of Warsaw ends with German defeat
  • 1917 1st Americans to see action on front lines of WWI: US troops enter front lines at Sommervillier under French command
  • 1924 KLM Fokker's F7 H-NACC departs to Dutch East Indies
  • 1940 RAF drops 1st anti-nazi pamphlets on Netherlands
  • 1944 World War II: US troops capture Aachen, 1st large German city to fall

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