September 6 - English emigrants on the Mayflower depart from Plymouth,
England for the future New England and arrive at the end of the year. The
Mayflower Compact is signed on November 11.
November 8 - The Battle of White Mountain.
Two officers of the British East India Company attempt to claim the Table
Mountain region (in present-day South Africa) for England, but fail.Births
February 16 - Friedrich Wilhelm
, the "Great Elector" of Brandenburg,
Duke of Prussia (+ 1688).Baptized
:Abraham van den Houte
March 1 - Thomas Campion
, poet and composer.To my Homepage