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Date Event
Feb 24
Prince Johan Willem Friso sworn in as viceroy of Groningen 
Feb 28
Slave revolt, Newton, Long Island NY, 11 die 
Mar 11
Queen Anne withholds Royal Assent from the Scottish Militia Bill, the last time a British monarch vetoes legislation. 
Mar 23
English pretender to the throne James III lands at Firth of Forth 
Mar 27
Pretender to the English throne James III flees to Dunkirk 
Jul 4
Swedish King Karel XII beats Russians 
Jul 11
Battle at Oudenaarde: Great Alliance beats France 
Jul 28
Monarch Amengkurat II [Sunan Mas] of Mataram gives himself up to VOC 
Aug 3
Battle at Trencsén: Austria beats Hungarian rebellion army 
Aug 23
Meidingnu Pamheiba is crowned King of Manipur. 
Aug 29
British troops occupy Menorca & Sardinia 
Aug 29
Haverhill, Mass, destroyed by French & Indians 
Sep 11
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 28
Battle at Lesnaya: Russian army captures Swedish convoy 
Oct 9
Battle at Lesnaya: Russian army captures Swedish convoy 
Oct 21
Dutch & English troops occupy Lille (Rijsel) 
Oct 22
Great Alliance occupies Rijsel 
Dec 1
Great Alliance occupies Brussels 
Dec 14
Prosper Jolyot's "Electre" premieres in Paris 
Dec 29
Great Alliance occupies Gent 
Dec 31
Great Alliance captures Bridge 
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