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This Day in History, 1805: Battle of Trafalgar

I'm still very busy, but wanted to note...

Today is the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, in which Admiral Lord Nelson led a British fleet to victory over a combined French and Spanish fleet off the coast of Spain. Nelson died during the battle, but lived long enough to learn of their victory. There are commemorations taking place today in Britain.

For more information, see
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/uk/2005/trafalgar_200/default.stm
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Two years ago, I was writing a story set during Trafalgar, but due to lack of planning on my part my protagonist got left on a sinking ship, in the brig no less. Short of a deus ex machina in the form of pirates, I think he's pretty much stuck. So, then is the story.

As a matter of interest, I would like to mention that Montreal's Nelson's Column is older than the one in Trafalgar Square. *grin*
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