On This Day

What Happened in December 1745

Historical Events

  • Dec 4 Bonnie Prince Charles reaches Derby

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 6 Bonnie Prince Charlie's army retreats to Scotland

Pretender to the British throne Bonnie Prince Charlie
Pretender to the British throne
Bonnie Prince Charlie

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestJohn Jay

Dec 12 John Jay, US statesman and 1st US Chief Justice, born in NYC, New York (d. 1829)

1st US Chief Justice John Jay
1st US Chief Justice
John Jay
  • Dec 24 Benjamin Rush, American physician & politician (signed the Declaration of Independence), born in Byberry, Philadelphia (d. 1813)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 5 Christoph Förster, German composer, dies at 52
  • Dec 8 Etienne Fourmont, French orientalist (b. 1683)
  • Dec 22 Jan Dismas Zelenka, composer, dies at 66