Thursday 21 October 1993
Deaths: Horatio, first Viscount Nelson, killed at Trafalgar 1805; Count Carl Sturghk, Austrian prime minister, assassinated 1916; Jack (Jean-Louis Lebris de) Kerouac, poet and novelist, 1969; Bob Todd, actor, 1992.
On this day: the Franco-Spanish fleet was defeated at the Battle of Trafalgar, 1805; Alberto Santos Dumont flew an airship around the Eiffel Tower, Paris, 1901; the first British nuclear submarine, HMS Dreadnought, was launched, 1960; the disaster at Aberfan, South Wales, occurred, when 140 lives were lost, 1966; Willy Brandt was elected as Chancellor of West Germany, 1969.
Today is the Feast Day of St Condedus, St Fintan or Munnu of Taghmon, St Hilarion, St John of Bridlington, St Malchus and St Tuda.
- 1 East 17 bandmember Brian Harvey in 'very desperate situation’
- 2 Vladimir Putin says Russia will fight for the right of Palestinians to their own state
- 5 Germanwings plane crash: I have depression. That doesn't make me a psychopath
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The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
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