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What Happened on January 12, 1588

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Person of interestJohn Winthrop

John Winthrop, English Puritan lawyer and 1st governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, born in Edwardstone, England (d. 1649)

Founder of the Massachusetts Bay Colony John Winthrop
Founder of the Massachusetts Bay Colony
John Winthrop

1588 Highlights

About January 12, 1588

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 433 years, 1 month and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Capricorn