21 October 2021: 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: Failed military coup in Burundi, led by ex-President Jean-Baptiste Bagaza, includes assassination President Ndadaye; 525,000 Hutus flee


Source: Onthisday.com

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