Today in History - October 21

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Thursday, Oct 21 2010 by

1994 – In Seoul, 32 people are killed when the Seongsu Bridge collapses.

Seongsu Bridge (Google Maps)
Seongsu Bridge

1805 – Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Trafalgar: A British fleet led by Vice Admiral Lord Nelson defeats a combined French and Spanish fleet off the coast of Spain under Admiral Villeneuve. It signals almost the end of French maritime power and leaves Britain’s navy unchallenged until the twentieth century.

Trafalgar Square - Nelson's Column (Birds Eye)
Trafalgar Square - Nelson's Column