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 This day in History - October 21
376 Historic Events for October 21
1805

Battle of Trafalgar, Adm Nelson defeats French and Spanish fleet and dies

Event
1805

Horatio Nelson, dies in Battle of Trafalgar

Death
1805

Johann Baptist Lasser, composer, dies at 54

Death
1807

Miguel Hilarion Eslava y Elizondo, composer

Birth
1807

Hanri Reber, composer

Birth
1810

Franz Teyber, composer, dies at 52

Death
1822

Levinus Keuchenius, Dutch minister of Colonies (1888-90)

Birth
1823

Pasqual Juan Emilio Arrieta y Corera, composer

Birth
1824

Joseph Aspdin patents Portland cement (Yorkshire England)

Event
1827

Petrus PM Alberdingk Thijm, Dutch historian/writer

Birth
1831

Nat Turner, and 19 associates, hanged at 31

Death
1833

Alfred Bernhard Nobel, Stockholm, created dynamite and Peace Prizes

Birth
1839

Georg von Siemens, founder (Deutsche Bank)

Birth
1843

Mark M Antokolski, Russian/French sculptor (Peter the Great)

Birth
1846

Edmondo de Amicis, Italian writer (Cuore)

Birth
1847

Guiseppe Giacosa, Italian songwriter (libretti opera Puccini)

Birth
1851

George Ulyett, cricketer (great Yorkshire all-rounder 1873-93)

Birth
1856

Henry FC Tollens, merchant/poet (Vienna Neˆrlands blood), dies at 76

Death
1858

Ramabai Dongre' Medhavi, India, social reformer

Birth
1858

Jacques Offenbach's opera "Orph‚e aux Enfers," premieres in Paris

Event
1858

In Paris, the Can-Can is 1st performed

Event
1861

Edward Dickinson Baker, US attorney/senator, dies in battle at 50

Death
1861

John Breckinridge Grayson, Confederate brig-general, dies

Death
1861

Battle of Balls Bluff, VA (Leesburg, Harrison's Island)

Event
1863

Lambertus GC Ledeboer, Dutch old-reformed vicar, dies at 55

Death