Historical Events in 1620

  • M 1
  • T 2
  • W 3
  • T 4
  • F 5
  • S 6
  • S 7
  • M 8
  • T 9
  • W 10
  • T 11
  • F 12
  • S 13
  • S 14
  • M 15
  • T 16
  • W 17
  • T 18
  • F 19
  • S 20
  • S 21
  • M 22
  • T 23
  • W 24
  • T 25
  • F 26
  • S 27
  • S 28
  • M 29
  • T 30
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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, England, 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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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