On This Day

Historical Events in November 1620

  • Nov 3 Great Patent granted to Plymouth Colony
  • Nov 8 Battle of White Mountain, Prague - 1st major victory of the Catholic Habsburgs over the Protestant Alliance in The Thirty Years' War
  • Nov 9 After a month of delays off the English coast and about two months at sea, the Mayflower spots land (Cape Cod)
  • Nov 11 Mayflower Pilgrims make their first landing in America, at Provincetown Harbor, Massachusetts [1]
  • Nov 11 Mayflower Compact signed by Pilgrims at Cape Cod, the 1st framework of government in the territory that is now the USA [N.S. Nov 21]

Historic Expedition

Nov 15 Myles Standish leads 16 men in a foot exploration of the northern portion of Cape Cod

  • Nov 19 The Mayflower reaches Cape Cod and explores the coast