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.

British Admiral Horatio Nelson
British Admiral
Horatio Nelson

Famous Deaths


Person of interestHoratio Nelson

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

British Admiral Horatio Nelson
British Admiral
Horatio Nelson
  • Johann Baptist Lasser, composer, dies at 54
1805 Highlights

About October 21, 1805

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 215 years and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra