Historical Events in 1620

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  • Feb 4th Prince Bethlen Gabor of Hungary signs peace with Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II
  • May 17th 1st merry-go-round seen at a fair (Philippapolis, Turkey)
  • Jun 3rd Construction of the oldest stone church in French North America, Notre-Dame-des-Anges, begins at Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
  • Jul 31st Pilgrim Fathers depart Leiden for England before heading to America

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Aug 7th Johannes Kepler's mother arrested for witchcraft

Astronomer Johannes Kepler
Astronomer
Johannes Kepler
  • Aug 7th Battle at Ponts-the-Ce, Poitou: French king Louis XIII beats his mother Marie de Medici
  • Aug 15th Mayflower sets sail from Southampton with 102 Pilgrims
  • Sep 6th 1st stones layed in Western Tower
  • Sep 6th The Mayflower departs Plymouth, England with 102 Pilgrims and about 30 crew for the New World
  • Sep 15th Mayflower departs from Plymouth England with 102 pilgrims [OS May 8]
  • Sep 20th Battle at Jassy: Turks beat king Sigismund III of Poland
  • Nov 3rd Great Patent granted to Plymouth Colony
  • Nov 8th Battle of White Mountain, Prague
  • Nov 9th After a month of delays off the English coast and about two months at sea, the Mayflower spots land (Cape Cod)

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Nov 15th 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 19th Mayflower reaches Cape Cod & explores the coast
  • Nov 21st Pilgrim Fathers reach America: Provincetown Harbor, Mass
  • Nov 21st Mayflower Compact signed by Pilgrims in Cape Cod, [O.S. Nov 11]
  • Dec 2nd English language newspaper "Namloos" begins publishing in Amsterdam
  • Dec 11th 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock (12/21 NS)
  • Dec 11th Myles Standish and a group of 18 settlers are attacked by 30 Native Americans, which became known as the "First Encounter"
  • Dec 21st 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock [OS=Dec 11]
  • Dec 23rd French huguenots declare war on King Louis XIII
  • Dec 26th Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth, MA

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Dec 26th Elizabeth Báthory's crimes are uncovered.

Most Prolific Female Serial Killer in History Elizabeth Báthory
Most Prolific Female Serial Killer in History
Elizabeth Báthory