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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1708 AD

February

February 24: Prince Johan Willem Friso sworn in as viceroy of Groningen

March

March 23: English pretender to the throne James III lands at Firth of Forth
March 27: English pretender to the throne James III flees to Dunkerk

July

July 4: Swedish King Karel XII beats Russians
July 11: Battle at Oudenaarde: Great Alliance beats France
July 28: Monarch Amengkurat II [Sunan Mas] of Mataram gives himself up to VOC

August

August 3: Battle at Trencsen: Austria beats Hungarian rebellion army
August 29: English troops occupy Menorca and Sardinia
August 29: Haverhill, Mass destroyed by French and Indians

September

September 28: Battle at Lesnaya: Russian army captures Swedish convoy

October

October 9: Battle at Lesnaya: Russian army captures Swedish convoy
October 21: Dutch and English troops occupy Lille (Rijsel)
October 22: Great Alliance occupies Rijsel

December

December 1: Great Alliance occupies Brussels
December 14: Prosper Jolyot's "Electre," premieres in Paris
December 29: Great Alliance occupies Gent
December 31: Great Alliance captures Bridge
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