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April 16, 1746

Battle of Culloden.

April 16, 1746

Charles Edward Stewart defeated at Battle of Culloden, Scotland

The Battle of Culloden was the last military clash in mainland Britain, between the forces of the Jacobites and those of the reigning Hanoverians in the '45 Jacobite Rising.

Prince Charles Edward Stuart, the Young Pretender (also called Bo

  • 4/16/1660

    April 16,1660

    Sir Hans Sloane, physician and naturalist, is born in Killyleagh, Co. Down

  • 4/16/1701

    April 16, 1701

    Some MPs and gentlemen of Co. Carlow petition against the return and residence of Mark Baggot, 'a violent Papist', in that county, of which he was 'titular High Sheriff' in 1689

  • 4/16/1752

    April 16, 1752

    The first regular stage-coach service between Dublin and Belfast commences

  • 4/16/1782

    April 16, 1782

    Irish Parliament declares its independence from the English Parliament

  • 4/16/1850

    April 16, 1850

    Samuel Butcher, scholar, is born in Dublin

  • 4/16/1871

    April 16, 1871

    John Millington Synge, poet, playwright, and student of Irish language and culture, is born in Dublin

  • 4/16/1953

    April 16, 1953

    Royal yacht "Britannia" launched at John Brown's shipyard, Clydebank.