1708 Newspaper Archives

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Historical Events

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The ability to access and research the historical events from throughout the past is an extraordinary privilege. NewspaperArchive.com brings this luxury directly to you with access to the most notable events and information of what has occurred over the years, including the year 1708. We have information on the most important events from 1708, including a Royal Assent being withheld from the Scottish Militia Bill by Queen Anne, the capture of Minorca by British forces during the War of the Spanish Succession, the defeat of Swedish forces by Peter the Great of Russia in the Battle of Lesnaya during the Great Northern War, the completion of St. Paul's Cathedral in London, and so much more! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.

Historical Events
For Year 1708

There is no better source of the stories of yesterday, as they were actually told, than Newspaper Archives. Discover your ancestry with records from every world history event and find treasures that simply aren't available anywhere else. Newspaper Archives have preserved essential accounts of your family, famous people and events that shaped this nation for hundreds of years. What will you discover?

March 11, 1708

The last time a British monarch vetoes legislation takes place as Royal Assent is withheld from the Scottish Militia Bill by Queen Anne.
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July 1, 1708

Emperor of Ethiopia is announced as Tewoflos. Read More

July 11, 1708

The French are defeated by John Churchill and his allies in the Battle of Oudenarde during the War of the Spanish Succession.
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August 18, 1708

British forces capture Minorca in the War of the Spanish Succession. Read More

August 29, 1708

Sixteen settlers are killed in a Native American attack in Haverhill, Massachusetts. Read More

September 28, 1708

The forces of the Swedish Empire are defeated by Peter the Great of Russia in the Battle of Lesnaya during the Great Northern War.
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October 12, 1708

Lille is captured by British forces after a two-month siege during the War of the Spanish Succession.
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October 26, 1708

Construction of St. Paul's Cathedral is completed in London. Read More

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