On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 1606

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Christoph Schultze, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1683)
1606 Highlights

About December 20, 1606

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 414 years, 11 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius