On This Day

Historical Events in December 1620

  • Dec 2 English language newspaper "Namloos" begins publishing in Amsterdam
  • Dec 11 Mayflower Pilgrims come ashore at in Plymouth Bay, traditionally thought to be at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts [NS, Dec 21]

Historic Event

Dec 11 Myles Standish and a group of 18 settlers are attacked by 30 Native Americans, which became known as the "First Encounter"

  • Dec 21 Mayflower Pilgrims come ashore at in Plymouth Bay, traditionally thought to be at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts [OS=Dec 11]

Historic Event

Dec 23 French huguenots declare war on King Louis XIII