Today In Fact, 21 October

Trafalgar Day. Today in 1805, the Battle of Trafalgar was fought in which the British fleet under Lord Nelson defeated an Allied French and Spanish fleet. Nelson, the son of an English pastor was killed in battle, uttering his immortal last words: “Kiss me Harvey”. The British naval victory ensured mastery on the high seas for 150 years for the British empire.

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