On This Day

What Happened in February 1745

Historical Events

  • Feb 15 Colley Cibbers "Papal Tyranny" premieres in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 18 Bonnie Prince Charlie's troops occupy Inverness, Scotland

Pretender to the British throne Bonnie Prince Charlie
Pretender to the British throne
Bonnie Prince Charlie
  • Feb 20 Jacobite troops occupy Fort Augustus, Scotland

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestAlessandro Volta

Feb 18 Alessandro Volta, Italian physicist and inventor of the 1st battery, born in Como, Italy (d. 1827)

Physicist and Inventor Alessandro Volta
Physicist and Inventor
Alessandro Volta
  • Feb 20 Johann Peter Salomon, composer
  • Feb 20 Henry James Pye, English poet, British Poet Laureate (1790-1813), born in London (d. 1813)
  • Feb 22 Joao de Sousa Carvalho, composer
  • Feb 27 Silverius Muller, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 5 Coelestin Praelisauer, composer, dies at 49
  • Feb 18 Nicola Fago, Italian baroque composer, dies at 67