1929 Ursula K. Leguin born, so read the Earthsea series.
On this day in 1805 Nelson beat the 33 Franco-Spanish ships with his 27 ships by inventing a new naval tactic. He was mortally wounded in battle and became a war hero.
Trafalgar Day has not really celebrated in Britain since World War I when we realised war is something horrendous and tragic, but there are still some naval-history places like Birmingham and Portsmouth that hold ceremonies. We pretended to be sailors, with spoons for oars and a washing basket for a boat!
Apple Day (UK) – why not try all the varieties in the grocer’s, talk about the differences in how they look/taste/smell/sound/feel, and maybe find a new favourite.
International Nacho Day
St Ursula’s Day (British Virgin Islands)
Antillean Day (Netherlands Antilles and St Martin)