On This Day

What Happened in March 1708

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 11 Queen Anne withholds Royal Assent from the Scottish Militia Bill, the last time a British monarch vetoes legislation

Queen of England Anne Stuart
Queen of England
Anne Stuart
  • Mar 23 Pretender to the English throne James III attempts to land at Firth of Forth, Scotland, but is turned away by the British Royal Navy
  • Mar 27 Pretender to the English throne James III flees to Dunkirk

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 21 Caspar Ruetz, German composer, born in Wismar (d. 1755)