On This Day

What Happened on October 21, 1805

Historical Events

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Battle of Trafalgar: British Admiral Horatio Nelson defeats combined French and Spanish fleet. Nelson shot and killed during battle.

Famous Deaths

Person of interestHoratio Nelson

Horatio Nelson, British admiral and war hero, dies in Battle of Trafalgar at 47

  • Johann Baptist Lasser, composer, dies at 54
1805 Highlights

About October 21, 1805

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 215 years, 11 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra