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1620Myles Standish and a group of 18 settlers are attacked by 30 Native Americans, which became known as the "First Encounter"

1620Johannes Kepler's mother arrested for witchcraft

1620Myles Standish leads 16 men in a foot exploration of the northern portion of Cape Cod

1620Elizabeth Báthory's crimes are uncovered.

1620 Historical Events
Date Event
Feb 4
Prince Bethlen Gabor of Hungary signs peace with Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II 
May 17
1st merry-go-round seen at a fair (Philippapolis, Turkey) 
Jun 3
Construction of the oldest stone church in French North America, Notre-Dame-des-Anges, begins at Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 
Jul 31
Pilgrim Fathers depart Leiden for England before heading to America 
Aug 7
Johannes Kepler's mother arrested for witchcraft 
Aug 7
Battle at Ponts-the-Ce, Poitou: French king Louis XIII beats his mother Marie de Medici 
Aug 15
Mayflower sets sail from Southampton with 102 Pilgrims 
Sep 6
1st stones layed in Western Tower 
Sep 6
The Mayflower departs Plymouth, England with 102 Pilgrims and about 30 crew for the New World 
Sep 15
Mayflower departs from Plymouth England with 102 pilgrims [OS May 8] 
Sep 20
Battle at Jassy: Turks beat king Sigismund III of Poland 
Nov 3
Great Patent granted to Plymouth Colony 
Nov 8
Battle of White Mountain, Prague 
Nov 9
After a month of delays off the English coast and about two months at sea, the Mayflower spots land (Cape Cod) 
Nov 15
Myles Standish leads 16 men in a foot exploration of the northern portion of Cape Cod 
Nov 19
Mayflower reaches Cape Cod & explores the coast 
Nov 21
Pilgrim Fathers reach America: Provincetown Harbor, Mass 
Nov 21
Mayflower Compact signed by Pilgrims in Cape Cod, [O.S. Nov 11] 
Dec 2
English language newspaper "Namloos" begins publishing in Amsterdam 
Dec 11
103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock (12/21 NS) 
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
103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock [OS=Dec 11] 
Dec 23
French huguenots declare war on King Louis XIII 
Dec 26
Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth, MA 
Dec 26
Elizabeth Báthory's crimes are uncovered. 
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