This day in history

  • 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
  • 1944 World War II: US troops capture Aachen, 1st large German city to fall
  • 1948 UN rejects Russian proposal to destroy atomic weapons
  • 1950 Chinese forces occupy Tibet
  • 1993 Military coup by Burundi President Ndadaye; 525,000 Hutus flee


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