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What Happened in 1620

Important Events in 1620

  • Jul 31 Pilgrim Fathers depart Leiden, Netherlands for England on their way to America
  • Aug 15 Mayflower sets sail from Southampton, England, with 102 Pilgrims
  • Sep 16 The Mayflower departs Plymouth, England, with 102 Pilgrims and about 30 crew for the New World (O.S. 6 Sept)
  • Nov 3 Great Patent granted to Plymouth Colony
  • Nov 19 The Mayflower reaches Cape Cod and explores the coast
  • Nov 21 Mayflower Compact signed by Pilgrims at Cape Cod [O.S. Nov 11]
  • Dec 11 Mayflower Pilgrims come ashore at in Plymouth Bay, traditionally thought to be at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts [NS, Dec 21]
  • Dec 21 Mayflower Pilgrims come ashore at in Plymouth Bay, traditionally thought to be at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts [OS=Dec 11]

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World Leaders in 1620

Famous People Who Died in 1620

  • Jan 17 Diego Alvarez de Paz, Span missionary/writer (Peru), dies at about 59
  • Feb 19 Roemer P Visscher, poet, buried in Amsterdam
  • Mar 9 Aegidius Albertinus, German writer (Lucifer's Kingdom), dies at 59
  • Mar 16 St. John Sarkander, Moravian priest, died of injuries caused by torturing
  • Mar 25 Johannes Nucius, German composer

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