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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1620 AD

February

February 4: Prince Bethlen Gabor signs peace with emperor Ferdinand II

May

May 17: 1st merry-go-round seen at a fair (Philippapolis, Turkey)

July

July 31: Pilgrim Fathers depart (through England) to America

August

August 7: Battle at Ponts-the-Ce, Poitou: French king Louis XIII beats his mother Marie de Medici
August 7: Kepler's mother arrested for witchcraft
August 15: Mayflower sets sail from Southampton with 102 Pilgrims

September

September 6: 1st stones layed in Western Tower
September 15: Mayflower departs from Plymouth England with 102 pilgrims
September 20: Battle at Jassy: Turks beat king Sigismund III of Poland

November

November 3: Great Patent granted to Plymouth Colony
November 8: Battle of White Mountain, Prague
November 11: 41 pilgrims land in Massachusetts, sign Mayflower Compact (just and equal laws)
November 19: Mayflower reaches Cape Cod and explores the coast
November 21: Mayflower Compact signed by Pilgrims in Cape Cod
November 21: Pilgrim Fathers reach America: Provincetown Harbor, Mass

December

December 2: English language newspaper "Namloos" begins publishing in Amsterdam
December 11: 103 Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock
December 21: Mayflower pilgrims land at Plymouth Rock
December 23: French huguenots declare war on King Louis XIII
December 26: Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth, MA
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