Today in history - Oct. 21
Today is Saturday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2006. There are 71 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Oct. 21, 1805, a British fleet commanded by Admiral Horatio Nelson defeated a French-Spanish fleet in the Battle of Trafalgar; Nelson, however, was killed.
On this date:
In 1797, the U.S. Navy frigate Constitution, also known as "Old Ironsides," was christened in Boston's harbor.