DEPARTURE FROM ENGLAND ON THIS DAY IN 1620

The Mayflower sails from Plymouth, England, bound for the New World with
102 passengers. The ship was headed for
Virginia, where the colonists–half religious dissenters and half entrepreneurs–had been authorized to settle by
the British crown. However, stormy weather and navigational errors forced
the Mayflower off course, and on November 21 the “Pilgrims” reached
Massachusetts, where they built the first permanent European settlement
in New England in late December.

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Depiction of the signing of a document that today is called the
Mayflower Compact. It was signed by 41 of the Pilgrim men and
John Carver was elected as the first governor of the colony.

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John Carver (before 1584–1621)

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