Battle of Trafalgar on this day in 1805! On October 21, 1805, Horatio Nelson led the British fleet off the southern coast of Spain against the combined navies of France and Spain, and achieved a lopsided sea victory destroying over half of the Franco-Spanish force (more below). Nelson was killed, 47 years of age - honors to him include Trafalgar Square in London (have made a couple of visits) w/ his TALL column. For those interested in a bioptic of his 'love affair' w/ Lady Hamilton, the 1941 movie 'That Hamilton Woman' is recommended - I own the Criterion edition which is an excellent restoration. Dave .