Today in Celtic History
January 29, 1716

Scottish Jacobite Army.

January 29, 1716

Scottish Jacobite army begins retreat

Scottish Jacobite army begins retreat, resorting to scorched earth tactics to delay advancing Anglo Dutch force. The King had come too late. If James had arrived three months earlier at the beginning of the campaign, the result may have been different.

What else happened today on January 29

January 29, 1768
Oliver Goldsmith's The Good-Natured Boy is first performed at London's Covent Garden
January 29, 1794
Archibald Hamilton Rowan, United Irishman, tried on charge of distributing seditious paper
January 29, 1840
John Miller Nicholson, Manx artist and photographer, born
January 29, 1848
Greenwich Mean Time adopted by Scotland.
January 29, 1928
Earl Haig, Commander in Chief of British forces 1915-18, founder of the British Legion, died.
January 29, 1967
The Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) is formed