On This Day

What Happened in January 1745

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 6 Bonnie Prince Charlies' army draws to Glasgow

Pretender to the British throne Bonnie Prince Charlie
Pretender to the British throne
Bonnie Prince Charlie
  • Jan 8 Britain, Austria, Netherlands & Saxony sign anti-Prussian Quadruple Alliance

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestAnthony Wayne

Jan 1 Anthony Wayne, American Military Leader (Legion of the United States), born in Easttown Township, Province of Pennsylvania (d. 1796)

Military Leader Anthony Wayne
Military Leader
Anthony Wayne
  • Jan 6 Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier, Annonay, Ardèche, French inventors and 1st pioneer balloonist (Montgolfière-style hot air balloon)
  • Jan 7 Johann Christian Fabricius, Tønder, Danish Entomologist (named nearly 10,000 species)
  • Jan 9 Caleb Strong, 6th and 10th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1819)
  • Jan 17 Nicolas Roze, composer
  • Jan 23 William Jessop, English canal engineer, born in Plymouth, United Kingdom (d. 1814)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 4 Willem Ignatius Kerricx, Flemish architect, sculptor and painter, dies at 62
  • Jan 20 Charles VII Albert, German emperor (1742-45), dies at 47