Events in History for Wednesday 21st October 2015
1805 – Battle of Trafalgar: British Admiral Horatio Nelson defeats combined French and Spanish fleet. Nelson is shot and killed during the battle.
1854 – Florence Nightingale with a staff of 38 nurses is sent to the Crimean War
1944 – During WW II, US troops capture Aachen, 1st large German city to fall
1948 – UN rejects Russian proposal to destroy atomic weapons
1950 – Chinese forces occupy Tibet
1993 – Military coup by Burundi President Ndadaye; 525,000 Hutus flee