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.
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January 8, 1746
Stirling becomes occupied by Bonnie Prince Charlie.
January 17, 1746
Jacobite forces defeat the British government in the Battle of Falkirk.
April 16, 1746
An end to the Jacobite Rising is brought about by the Battle of Culloden.
The contraction of Samuel Johnson to write his A Dictionary of the English Language takes place.
June 16, 1746
French and Spanish troops are defeated by Austrian forces in the Battle of Piacenza.
June 29, 1746
The canonization of Catherine of Ricci takes place.
August 1, 1746
The Dress Act is enacted in Scotland, forbidding the wearing of kilts.
August 18, 1746
The beheading of Earl of Kilmarnock and Lord Balmerinoch, two of the four rebellious Scottish lords, takes place in the Tower.
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.
October 22, 1746
The establishment of Princeton as the College of New Jersey takes place.
October 28, 1746
Lima and Callao in Peru are destroyed by an earthquake.