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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

1620Elizabeth Báthory's crimes are uncovered.

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

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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