Jul 14
Today In History

Historical Events in 1645

1645 Archbishop William Laud met a tragic end in 1645, being beheaded for treason at the Tower of London.

1645 The Battle of Inverlochy becomes a pivotal event in Scotland's Wars of the Three Kingdoms, shaping the nation's turbulent history.

1645 The Yangzhou massacre, a harrowing ten-day event during the transition from Ming to Qing, witnessed the loss of 800,000 lives, leaving a profound impact on Chinese history.

1645 Naseby's Battle: Parliamentarian soldiers defeated twelve thousand Royalist forces in the English Civil War's Battle of Naseby.

1645 In the midst of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, the Battle of Alford unfolds, leaving an indelible mark on the tumultuous history of the British Isles.

1645 During the English Civil War, the Battle of Langport took place, a significant clash that shaped the course of the conflict.

1645 The Qing dynasty ushers in a transformative edict mandating Han Chinese men to adopt the Manchu hairstyle, shaving their foreheads and braiding the rest of their hair into queues, aligning with Manchu tradition.

1645 Scottish Covenanters lay siege to Hereford, one of the last Royalist strongholds during the Civil War.

1645 A momentous event in Scandinavian history occurred in 1645 when Sweden and Denmark signed the Peace of Brömsebro, bringing an end to their protracted conflicts.

1645 In the tumultuous throes of the English Civil War, Scottish Covenanters, after a month-long siege of Hereford, reluctantly abandon their stronghold, swayed by news of Royalist triumphs in distant lands.

1645 The tumultuous Wars of the Three Kingdoms saw a significant clash on this day in 1645, as Scottish Royalists met their fate at the Battle of Philiphaugh, succumbing to Covenanters in a pivotal moment.

1645 The Battle of Rowton Heath in England marks a Parliamentarian victory during the English Civil War, led by King Charles.

1645 Jeanne Mance made history by establishing North America's first lay hospital in Montreal, a milestone in healthcare.

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