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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.
July 1, 1708
Emperor of Ethiopia is announced as Tewoflos.
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.
August 18, 1708
British forces capture Minorca in the War of the Spanish Succession.
August 29, 1708
Sixteen settlers are killed in a Native American attack in Haverhill, Massachusetts.
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.
October 12, 1708
Lille is captured by British forces after a two-month siege during the War of the Spanish Succession.
October 26, 1708
Construction of St. Paul's Cathedral is completed in London.