Historical Events for Year 1708
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Feb 24th - Prince Johan Willem Friso sworn in as viceroy of Groningen
Feb 28th - Slave revolt, Newton, Long Island NY, 11 die
Mar 11th - Queen Anne withholds Royal Assent from the Scottish Militia Bill, the last time a British monarch vetoes legislation.
Mar 23rd - English pretender to the throne James III lands at Firth of Forth
Mar 27th - English pretender to the throne James III flees to Dunkerk
Jul 4th - Swedish King Karel XII beats Russians
Jul 11th - Battle at Oudenaarde: Great Alliance beats France
Jul 28th - Monarch Amengkurat II [Sunan Mas] of Mataram gives himself up to VOC
Aug 3rd - Battle at Trencsén: Austria beats Hungarian rebellion army
Aug 23rd - Meidingnu Pamheiba is crowned King of Manipur.
Aug 29th - English troops occupy Menorca & Sardinia
Aug 29th - Haverhill, Mass destroyed by French & Indians
Sep 11th - Charles XII of Sweden stops his march to conquer Moscow outside Smolensk, marking the turning point in the Great Northern War. The army is defeated nine months later in the Battle of Poltava, and the Swedish empire is no longer a major power.
Sep 28th - Battle at Lesnaya: Russian army captures Swedish convoy
Oct 9th - Battle at Lesnaya: Russian army captures Swedish convoy
Oct 21st - Dutch & English troops occupy Lille (Rijsel)
Oct 22nd - Great Alliance occupies Rijsel
Dec 1st - Great Alliance occupies Brussels
Dec 14th - Prosper Jolyot's "Electre," premieres in Paris
Dec 29th - Great Alliance occupies Gent
Dec 31st - Great Alliance captures Bridge