Today in History for Year 1746

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 27 of 27

Jan 3rd - Bonnie Prince Charlies army leaves Glasgow, [NS=1/14]
Jan 8th - Bonnie Prince Charlie's troops occupy Stirling [NS=Jan 19]
Jan 14th - Bonnie Prince Charlie's army leaves Glasgow [OS=Jan 3]
Jan 17th - Battle of Falkirk Muir, the Jacobites under Charles Stuart defeat Hanoverian forces.
Jan 19th - Bonnie Prince Charlies troops occupy Stirling [OS= Jan 8]
Feb 10th - English Pelham government resigns
Feb 20th - Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Inverness Castle
Feb 22nd - French troops conquer Brussels
Feb 22nd - Jakobijnse troops vacate Aberdeen
Feb 25th - Cumberlands troops occupy Aberdeen
Mar 3rd - Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Inverness Castle
Mar 5th - Jacobite troops leave Aberdeen
Mar 8th - Duke of Cumberland's troops occupy Aberdeen
Apr 16th - Battle of Culloden, the last battle on British soil: Royalist troops under the Duke of Cumberland defeat the Jacobite army.
May 22nd - Russia & Austria sign treaty of cooperation
Jun 1st - French troops conquer Antwerp
Jun 2nd - Russia & Austria sign agreements
Jun 16th - Battle at Piacenza: Austria & Sardinia beat Spanish & French army
Jul 10th - Bonnie Prince Charlie flees in disguise to Isle of Skye
Sep 20th - Bonnie Prince Charlie flees to France from Scotland
Sep 21st - French expeditionary army occupies Labourdonnais & Dupleix Madras
Sep 23rd - Jacob Gilles appointed Dutch pension advisor
Oct 1st - Bonnie Prince Charlie flees to France
Oct 11th - Battle at Rocourt: French drive out English/Austria/Neth armies
Oct 22nd - Princeton University (NJ) received its charter
Oct 28th - Peruvian cities of Lima & Callao demolished by earthquake, 18,000 die
Dec 5th - Revolt in Genoa against Spanish rule.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 42 of 42

Jan 11th - Frantisek Adam Mica, composer
Jan 11th - William Curtis, English botanist/publisher (Botanical Magazine)
Jan 12th - Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Switzerland, educator [OS]
Jan 21st - Johann H Pestalozzi, Zurich Switz, educator (Leonard & Gertrude) [NS]
Jan 24th - Gustav III, king during Swedish Enlightenment (1771-92)
Feb 4th - Tadeusz Kościuszko, Polish, Lithuanian and American National hero and general (d. 1817)
Feb 16th - Johann Heinse, German Sturm und Drang novelist/art critic
Feb 26th - Archduchess Marie Amalie of Austria, duchess of Piacenza (d. 1806)
Feb 27th - Gian Francesco Fortunati, composer
Mar 5th - Jacob Wallenberg, Swedish writer/naval chaplain
Mar 8th - André Michaux, French botanist (d. 1802)
Mar 13th - Maurus Haberhauer, composer
Mar 17th - Jan David Holland, composer
Mar 27th - Augustin Ullinger, composer
Mar 27th - Carlo Bonaparte, Corsican attorney/father of emperor Napoleon
Mar 27th - Michael Bruce, Scottish poet (d. 1767)
Mar 30th - Francisco Jose de Goya, Fuendetodos Spain, painter/etcher (Naked Maja)
Apr 23rd - Félix Vicq-d'Azyr, French physician and anatomist (d. 1794)
May 10th - Gaspard Monge, French mathematician (d. 1818)
May 13th - Oliver Brownson, composer
May 19th - Johann Friedrich Peter, composer
Jun 3rd - James Hook, composer
Jun 24th - Jean Baptiste Rochefort, composer
Jul 2nd - Hardenack Otto Conrad Zinck, composer
Jul 7th - Ludwig Wenzel Lachnith, composer
Jul 16th - Giuseppe Piazzi, Italian monk/discoverer (1st asteroid-Ceres)
Jul 28th - Thomas Heyward, soldier, signed Decl of Ind
Aug 2nd - Joan Lucaz, Dutch journalist/patriot
Aug 7th - Daniel W Wyttenbach, Dutch classical/historian
Aug 8th - Hieronymus van Alphen, Dutch attorney/poet (church songs)
Sep 4th - Bernardus Bosch, Dutch Patriot/poet/writer, baptised
Sep 20th - Móric Beňovský, Slovak officer and explorer, King of Madagascar (d. 1786)
Sep 28th - Sir William Jones, London England, British Orientalist/jurist (d. 1794)
Sep 29th - Ernst Ludwig Gerber, composer
Oct 7th - William Billings, Boston Mass, hymn composer (Rose of Sharon)
Oct 27th - Georg Anton Kreusser, composer
Nov 6th - African-American abolitionist and clergyman Absalom Jones born into slavery in Delaware
Nov 12th - Jacques-Alexandre-César Charles, Beaugency, French inventor and balloonist who, with Nicholas Robert, was the first to take flight in a hydrogen balloon
Nov 14th - Giulio Gabrielli the Younger, Italian Cardinal
Nov 15th - Joseph Quesnel, French Canadian composer and playwright (d. 1809)
American Founding Father Robert R. LivingstonAmerican Founding Father Robert R. Livingston (Nov 27th) Nov 27th - Robert R. Livingston, US Founding Father, delivered oath of office to George Washington
Nov 27th - Increase Sumner, 5th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1799)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 21 of 21

Jan 5th - Anton Simon Ignaz Praelisauer, composer, dies at 53
Jan 21st - Gottfried Kirkhoff, composer, dies at 60
Feb 4th - Robert Blair, Scottish poet (Grave), dies at 46
Feb 20th - Guillaume Coustou Sr, French sculptor (Mary Leszczynska), dies at 68
Feb 28th - Hermann von der Hardt, German historian (b. 1660)
Mar 18th - Anna Leopoldovna, regent of Russia (b. 1718)
Mar 20th - Nicolas de Largillière, French painter (b. 1656)
May 15th - Giovanni Antonio Ricieri, composer, dies at 67
May 22nd - Thomas Southerne, Irish dramatist (b. 1660)
May 30th - Giovanni Antonio Pollarolo, composer, dies at 69
Jul 2nd - Thomas Baker, English antiquarian (b. 1656)
Jul 9th - Philip V, French King of Spain (1700-24, 24-46), dies at 62
Jul 17th - Anthonie van de Heim, Dutch pension advisor (1737-46), dies at 53
Jul 28th - John Peter Zenger, journalist, involved in 1st amendment fight, dies
Aug 6th - Christian VI, king of Denmark/Norway, dies
Aug 27th - Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer, composer, dies
Oct 2nd - Josiah Burchett, English Secretary of the Admiralty
Oct 14th - Francois Fagel, lawyer/statesman, dies at 86
Nov 14th - Georg Steller, German naturalist (b. 1709)
Dec 6th - Lady Grizel Baillie, Scottish songwriter (b. 1665)
Dec 8th - Charles Radclyffe, British politician (b. 1693)

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