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1805 : Battle of Trafalgar

On October 21, 1805, the British fleet of Admiral Nelson defeated the Franco-Spanish fleet in a decisive battle off the Spanish coast.
The 27 British ships destroyed 19 of the 33 enemy ships. The French and the Spanish did not destroyany British ship. Nelson's victory was complete and prevented Napoleon Bonaparte from invading England. The British admiral was mortally wounded in the battle and national funerals were held in his honor.

1879 : Thomas Edison invented the incandescent light bulb

On October 21, 1879, Thomas Edison successfully tested an incandescent light bulb in his industrial laboratory in New Jersey. It lasted 13 and half hours.

1966 : A landslide buried a school

On October 21, 1966, a landslide buried a school in the village of Aberfan in Wales. A huge tip, resulting from coal mine waste nearby, had piled above the school. Following heavy rain, the hill of mud caved in and covered everything around.

1967 : Demonstration against the Vietnam War in Washington

On October 21, 1967, 100,000 people gathered in Washington DC to protest against the Vietnam War. During the march to the Pentagon, some demonstrators violently clashed with soldiers protecting the building. Hundreds of people were arrested. That same day, similar events took place in Europe and Japan.

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Jean Bart, Corsaro francese fiammingo (1651)
Higashiyama, Imperatore del Giappone (1675)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Poeta inglese (1772)
Alphonse de Lamartine, Scrittore francese (1790)
Alfred Nobel, Chimico svedese, inventore della dinamite e del premio Nobel (1833)
Pierre Dux, Attore e regista francese (1908)
Georg Solti, Direttore d'orchestra ungherese (1912)
Dizzy Gillespie, Musicista jazz americano (1917)
Liliane Bettencourt, Donna d'affari francese, erede di L'Oréal (1922)
Pierre Bellemare, Presentatore televisivo francese (1929)
Shammi Kapoor, Attore indiano (1931)
Tom Everett, Attore americano (1948)
Benjamin Netanyahu, Primo Ministro di Israele (1949)
Ronald McNair, Astronauta e fisico americano (1950)
Carrie Fisher, Attrice e scrittrice americana (1956)
Wolfgang Ketterle, Fisico tedesco, premio Nobel (1957)
Ken Watanabe, Attore giapponese (1959)
Melora Walters, Attrice americana (1959)
Jon Carin, Musicista americano (1964)
Paul Ince, Calciatore inglese (1967)
Jeremy Miller, Attore americano (1976)
Will Estes, Attore americano (1978)
Matt Dallas, Attore americano (1982)

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Horatio Nelson, Ammiraglio inglese (1805)
Isabelle Eberhardt, Esploratrice svizzera (1904)
Jack Kerouac, Scrittore americano (1969)
François Truffaut, Regista francese (1984)
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