On This Day

What Happened in August 1745

Historical Events

  • Aug 5 Jacobite Rising 1745: Jacobite forces capture British company of troops under Captain Scott

Historic Event

Aug 19 Jacobite Rising 1745 : Bonnie Prince Charlie, raises his standard at Glenfinnan, Scotland, igniting the second Jacobite rebellion.

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 18 Vaclav Josef Bartolomej Praupner, Bohemian composer, born in Litoměřice (d. 1807)
  • Aug 26 François Guichard, French guitarist and composer, born in Le Mans, France (d. 1807)

Famous Weddings

Catherine the Great

Aug 21 Future Russian Tsar Peter III marries Ekaterina Alexeievna later Catherine II (Catherine the Great)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 30 Jean-Baptiste-Maurice Quinault, French composer, dies at 57