On This Day

What Happened in July 1746

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 10 Bonnie Prince Charlie flees in disguise to Isle of Skye

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 2 Hardenack Otto Conrad Zinck, German-Danish composer, born in Husum, Germany (d. 1832)
  • Jul 7 Ludwig Wenzel Lachnith, composer
  • Jul 16 Giuseppe Piazzi, Italian astronomer (found 1st asteroid-Ceres), born in Ponte in Valtellina, Italy (d. 1826)
  • Jul 25 Bernardo de Gálvez, Spanish military leader and colonial administrator (Spanish Governor of Louisiana and Cuba, 1777-83, Viceroy of New Spain, 1785-6), born in Macharaviaya, Spain (d. 1786)
  • Jul 28 Thomas Heyward, signed US Declaration of Independence, born in St. Luke's Parish, South Carolina (d. 1809)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 2 Thomas Baker, English antiquarian, dies at 89
  • Jul 9 Philip V, King of Spain (1700-24, 1724-46), dies at 62
  • Jul 17 Anthonie van de Heim, Dutch pension advisor (1737-46), dies at 53
  • Jul 28 John Peter Zenger, journalist, involved in 1st amendment fight, dies