On This Day

February 1745 in History

Events in History

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

Historic Event

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

  • Feb 20 Jacobite troops occupy Fort Augustus, Scotland

Birthdays in History

Alessandro Volta

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

  • Feb 20 Henry James Pye, English poet, British Poet Laureate (1790-1813), born in London (d. 1813)