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Trafalgar Day – October 21, 2023

Trafalgar Day is an annual celebration and is observed on October 21 each year. The day marks the victory of the Royal Navy against the French and Spanish naval forces at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. After the Battle of TrafalgarLord Horatio Nelson became one of Britain’s best-known war heroes.

He directed the British fleet consisting of warships built of wood, driven by sails, and equipped on both sides with cannons. The Battle of Trafalgar showed the superiority of the British Royal Navy and commemorated the death of Admiral Horatio Nelson.

Trafalgar Day – History

In 1805, the Franco-Spanish front had 33 line ships, five frigates, and two brigs, while the Royal Navy had 27 line ships, four frigates, one schooner, and one cutter.

Trafalgar Day – Dates

2023October 21Saturday
2024October 21Monday
2025October 21Tuesday
2026October 21Wednesday
2027October 21Thursday

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