On This Day

What Happened on December 11, 1620

Historical Events

  • Mayflower Pilgrims come ashore at in Plymouth Bay, traditionally thought to be at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts [NS, Dec 21]

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Myles Standish and a group of 18 settlers are attacked by 30 Native Americans, which became known as the "First Encounter"

Military Leader of Plymouth Colony Myles Standish
Military Leader of Plymouth Colony
Myles Standish

1620 Highlights

About December 11, 1620

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 399 years, 11 months and 18 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Sagittarius