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Events in History

  • Oct 14 Battle of Elchingen, France defeats Austria

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Oct 21 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
  • Oct 23 Sailing ship "Aeneus" sinks off Newfoundland killing 340

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 23 Adalbert Stifter, Austrian author (Nachsommer)
  • Oct 23 John Russell Bartlett, American linguist (d. 1886)

Deaths in History


Person of interestCharles Cornwallis

Oct 5 Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, British general and colonial administrator (leading British general in the American War of Independence), dies of fever at 66

General and Colonial Administrator Charles Cornwallis
General and Colonial Administrator
Charles Cornwallis

Person of interestHoratio Nelson

Oct 21 Admiral Horatio Nelson, dies in Battle of Trafalgar

British Admiral Horatio Nelson
British Admiral
Horatio Nelson