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Monday 21st of October 1805

219 years ago They Did it at Last

Admiral Horatio Nelson aka 1st Viscount Nelson is shot in the spine by a marksman from the Redoutable during the Battle of Trafalgar at the age of 47 in Cabo Trafalgar, Cádiz, Spain.

The bullet had entered Nelson's left shoulder, passed through his spine at the sixth and seventh thoracic vertebrae, and lodged 5 cm below his right shoulder blade in the muscles of his back. "Hardy, I do believe they have done it at last… my backbone is shot through."