A few years ago on October 21st, in 1805 to be exact, a little sea battle took place that has become well-remembered, as has the British Admiral involved, one Horatio Nelson. He won the battle but lost his life.
Another thing that happened on this date, but a bit later, was that Younger Daughter was born. She should have been named Horatia, but I wouldn’t want to impose that name on anyone. Anyway, rather fittingly, she chose to have her birthday celebration yesterday at Royal Natal Yacht Club.