December 1745 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 4 Bonnie Prince Charles reaches Derby
  • Dec 6 Bonnie Prince Charlie's army retreats to Scotland
  • Dec 10 Bonnie Prince Charlie's army reaches Manchester
  • Dec 15 Battle at Kesseldorf: Prussia beats Saksen & Austria
  • Dec 20 Bonnie Prince Charlie's army reaches the river Esk
  • Dec 25 Prussia and Austria sign Treaty of Dresden giving much of Silesia to the Prussians

Birthdays in History


Person of interestJohn Jay

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

Ist US Chief Justice John Jay
Ist US Chief Justice
John Jay
  • Dec 24 Benjamin Rush, Byberry Pa, physician/general/signer (Declaration of Independence)

Deaths in History

  • Dec 8 Etienne Fourmont, French orientalist (b. 1683)