1746 Newspaper Archives

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Historical Events

Unearth Your Ancestors and Family History in Newspapers from 1746.

There are many important events that occurred during the year 1746 that can be researched through the use of newspapers. Some of the most notable events from this year include the defeat of the British government by Jacobite forces in the Battle of Faikirk, Samuel Johnson being contracted to write A Dictionary of the English Language, the canonization of Catherine of Ricci, the enactment of the Dress Act in Scotland, the establishment of Princeton as the College of New Jersey, and so much more! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.

Historical Events
For Year 1746

There is no better source of the stories of yesterday, as they were actually told, than Newspaper Archives. Discover your ancestry with records from every world history event and find treasures that simply aren't available anywhere else. Newspaper Archives have preserved essential accounts of your family, famous people and events that shaped this nation for hundreds of years. What will you discover?

January 8, 1746

Stirling becomes occupied by Bonnie Prince Charlie. Read More

January 17, 1746

Jacobite forces defeat the British government in the Battle of Falkirk. Read More

April 16, 1746

An end to the Jacobite Rising is brought about by the Battle of Culloden. Read More

June, 1746

The contraction of Samuel Johnson to write his A Dictionary of the English Language takes place.
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June 16, 1746

French and Spanish troops are defeated by Austrian forces in the Battle of Piacenza. Read More

June 29, 1746

The canonization of Catherine of Ricci takes place. Read More

August 1, 1746

The Dress Act is enacted in Scotland, forbidding the wearing of kilts. Read More

August 18, 1746

The beheading of Earl of Kilmarnock and Lord Balmerinoch, two of the four rebellious Scottish lords, takes place in the Tower.
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September 20, 1746

After the Jacobite rising of 1745 turns out to be unsuccessful, Bonnie Prince Charlie flees from Arisaig to the Isle of Skye.
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October 22, 1746

The establishment of Princeton as the College of New Jersey takes place. Read More

October 28, 1746

Lima and Callao in Peru are destroyed by an earthquake. Read More

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