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: Failed military coup in Burundi, led by ex-President Jean-Baptiste Bagaza, includes assassination President Ndadaye; 525,000 Hutus flee