On This Day

What Happened on December 20, 1606

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • The English colonial expedition to America, consisting of the ships Discovery, Godspeed and Susan Constant, departs Blackwall and will later found Jamestown
  • Virginia Company settlers leave London to establish Jamestown, Virginia

Famous Birthdays

  • Christoph Schultze, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany