What Happened on October 21, 1805

Historical Events

Victory in Battle

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

Famous Deaths

Horatio NelsonHoratio Nelson (1758-1805)

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

  • Johann Baptist Lasser, German singer and composer, dies at 54
1805 Highlights

About October 21, 1805

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 217 years, 7 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra