On this day
The Battle of Trafalgar took place.
In 1805, the Battle of Trafalgar took place in which British Admiral Horatio Nelson was shot and killed. However, before dying, he helped defeat the combined French and Spanish fleet.
Florence Nightingale went to the Crimean War.
In 1854, Florence Nightingale and her staff of around 38 nurses were sent to the Crimean War. She continued nursing and became a symbol of humanity and kindness.
Special Days Falling on October 21stFor certain countries and cultures around the world, October 21st is a day to be honored and cherished. Here are some of the reasons October 21st is so special to so many.
Armed Forces Day in Honduras
Every October 21st, the people of Honduras gather to celebrate and honor their armed forces. The nation’s military forces were originally established in 1825 and have since played a key role in the politics of the country. And even though the political roles of the armed forces in Honduras have changed over time, they still remain very important to the people and the nation.
Celebration of the Mind
The human mind is a fascinating thing. We’re so capable of so many things, and it is our minds that have created some of the most interesting, useful, chaotic, and world-changing inventions ever known! October 21st is the birthday of mathematician Martin Gardner. The day was dedicated to the mind by the Gathering 3 Gardner Foundation to honor his work and to encourage people to try new things and test their minds today! So, break out the puzzles and games!
President Ndadaye’s Day
In Burundi, October 21st is President Ndadaye’s Day! President Melchior Ndadaye was the first president to be elected in a completely democratic process in Burundi. He was a member of the Hutu people and became a symbol of true democracy, unity, and strength. However, tragically, he was assassinated on this day in 1993. So, every year since then, the people of Burundi have marked the occasion in his honor and his memory.