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