On This Day

Events in History in 1745

  • Jan 6 Bonnie Prince Charlies' army draws to Glasgow
  • Jan 8 Britain, Austria, Netherlands & Saxony sign anti-Prussian Quadruple Alliance
  • Feb 15 Colley Cibbers "Papal Tyranny" premieres in London
  • Feb 18 Bonnie Prince Charlie's troops occupy Inverness, Scotland
  • Feb 20 Jacobite troops occupy Fort Augustus, Scotland
  • Mar 9 Bells for 1st American carillon shipped from England to Boston
  • Mar 31 Jews are expelled from Prague
  • Apr 2 Austria & Bavaria sign peace
  • May 11 Battle of Fontenoy (Doornik): Austrian Succession war

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Jun 4 Battle at Hohenfriedberg Silezie: Frederick the Great (Prussia) defeats Austrians and Saxons

King of Prussia Frederick the Great
King of Prussia
Frederick the Great
  • Jun 16 British fleet occupies Cape Breton on St Lawrence River
  • Jun 17 American colonials capture Louisburg, Cape Breton Island from French
  • Jun 22 Bonnie Prince Charles sails to Scotland
  • Jul 1 Warship Elisabeth joins Bonnie Prince Charlie's frigate Doutelle [OS]
  • Jul 9 Bonnie Prince Charlie's "Elisabeth" battles with HMS Lion
  • Jul 12 Warship Elisabeth joins Bonnie Prince Charlie's frigate Doutelle [NS]

  • Jul 23 Charles Edward Stuart, "the Young Pretender", lands at Eriskay Island, Hebrides
  • Jul 25 Jacoibite Rising Bonnie Prince Charlie lands on Eriskay, Hebrides
  • Aug 5 Jacobite Rising 1745: Jacobite forces capture British company of troops under Captain Scott
  • Aug 19 Jacobite Rising 1745 : Bonnie Prince Charlie, raises his standard at Glenfinnan, Scotland, igniting the second Jacobite rebellion.
  • Aug 26 Britan, Prussia & Hannover sign treaty
  • Aug 31 Jacobite Rising 1745: Bonnie Prince Charlie reaches Blair Castle, Scotland
  • Sep 17 Edinburgh occupied by Jacobites under Charles Edward Stuart (aka the Young Pretender or Bonny Prince Charlie)
  • Sep 21 Battle of Preston Pans: Bonnie Prince Charles beats British government army
  • Sep 22 Bonnie Prince Charlie's army returns to Edinburgh
  • Oct 14 French help convoy reaches Montrose Scotland
  • Nov 11 Bonnie Prince Charlie's army enters England
  • Nov 18 Bonnie Prince Charlie's troops occupy Carlisle
  • Nov 28 -29] French troops attack indians of Saratoga, NY
  • Nov 29 Bonnie Prince Charlie's army moves into Manchester & occupies Carlisle
  • 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