Historical Events For Year 1746

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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