What Happened in 1620

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Significant Events

  • Jul 31 Pilgrim Fathers depart Leiden for England before heading to America
  • Aug 15 Mayflower sets sail from Southampton, England, with 102 Pilgrims
  • Sep 6 The Mayflower departs Plymouth, England with 102 Pilgrims and about 30 crew for the New World
  • Sep 15 Mayflower departs from Plymouth England with 102 pilgrims [OS May 8]
  • Nov 3 Great Patent granted to Plymouth Colony
  • Nov 19 Mayflower reaches Cape Cod & explores the coast
  • Nov 21 Mayflower Compact signed by Pilgrims at Cape Cod, [O.S. Nov 11]
  • Dec 11 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock (12/21 NS)
  • Dec 21 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock [OS=Dec 11]
  • Dec 21 Mayflower Pilgrims arrive in Plymouth, Massachusetts
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World Leaders in 1620

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 17 Diego Alvarez de Paz, Span missionary/writer (Peru), dies at about 59
  • Feb 19 Roemer P Visscher, poet, buried in Amsterdam
  • Mar 9 Aegidius Albertinus, German writer (Lucifer's Kingdom), dies at 59
  • Mar 16 St. John Sarkander, Moravian priest, died of injuries caused by torturing
  • Mar 25 Johannes Nucius, German composer
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