What Happened in November 1620

Historical Events

  • Nov 3 Great Patent granted to Plymouth Colony
  • Nov 8 Battle of White Mountain, Prague
  • Nov 9 After a month of delays off the English coast and about two months at sea, the Mayflower spots land (Cape Cod)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 15 Myles Standish leads 16 men in a foot exploration of the northern portion of Cape Cod

Military Leader of Plymouth Colony Myles Standish
Military Leader of Plymouth Colony
Myles Standish
  • Nov 19 Mayflower reaches Cape Cod & explores the coast
  • Nov 21 Pilgrim Fathers reach America: Provincetown Harbor, Mass
  • Nov 21 Mayflower Compact signed by Pilgrims at Cape Cod, [O.S. Nov 11]

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 10 Ninon de l'Enclos, French courtesan and writer (d. 1705)
  • Nov 20 Peregrine White, son of Wm & Susanna White, born aboard Mayflower

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 7 Hetman Stanisław Żólkiewski polish commander in the Battle of Ţuţora (1620) (b. 1547)
  • Nov 9 Louise de Coligny, 4th wife of Willem of Orange, dies at 65
  • Nov 13 Louise de Coligny, French 4th wife of Willem of Orange, dies at 65