On This Day

What Happened in September 1620

Historical Events

  • Sep 16 The Mayflower departs Plymouth, England, with 102 Pilgrims and about 30 crew for the New World (O.S. 6 Sept)

Historic Event

Sep 20 Battle at Jassy: Turks beat king Sigismund III of Poland

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 6 Isabella Leonarda, Italian religious composer, born in Novara, Italy (d. 1704)
  • Sep 29 Jean Louis d'Elderen, 63rd prince-bishop of Luik (1688-94), born in Tongeren (modern Belgium)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 26 Taichang Emperor [Zhu Changluo], 14th Emperor of the Ming dynasty of China, dies at 38