What Happened in December 1606

Historical Events

  • Dec 20 The English colonial expedition to America, consisting of the ships Discovery, Godspeed and Susan Constant, departs Blackwall, London to found Jamestown, Virginia

Historic Event

Dec 26 First known performance of William Shakespeare's tragedy "King Lear" before the court of King James I at Whitehall, London

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 20 Christoph Schultze, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1683)