1708 in History
February 24 Prince Johan Willem Friso sworn in as viceroy of Groningen
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 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 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 28 Battle at Lesnaya: Russian army captures Swedish convoy
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 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