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Samoset told the Pilgrims that he was going to bring the only surviving Patuxet, Tisquantum (later called Squanto) to meet them, since Squanto had been to England and could speak better English. On March 22, 1621, Squanto, Samoset and about 60 others, revisited the colonists.
Samoset was knowledgeable and was able to provide the Pilgrims many details about the number and friendliness of the tribes nearby. By being one of the leaders of his tribe, he was able to initiate trade with the Pilgrims, leading to contact with Massasoit and the aid that he rendered which ultimately saved the colony.
1590– c. 1653) was an Abenaki sagamore and the first Native American to make contact with the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony. He startled the colonists on March 16, 1621, by walking into Plymouth Colony and greeting them in English, saying “welcome”.
What killed so many people so quickly? The symptoms were a yellowing of the skin, pain and cramping, and profuse bleeding, especially from the nose. A recent analysis concludes the culprit was a disease called leptospirosis, caused by leptospira bacteria. Spread by rat urine.
The significance of 1620 – 1620 is the year the pilgrims docked in America from England. After escaping Europe because of their king’s idea of a protestant church ruled by him (and a reason he could divorce his wife), the pilgrims (also known as separatists) set sail for America and landed in Massachusetts.
In 1607, 104 English men and boys arrived in North America to start a settlement. On May 13 they picked Jamestown, Virginia for their settlement, which was named after their King, James I. The settlement became the first permanent English settlement in North America.
December 21, 1620: Pilgrims Come Ashore in Plymouth, MA On this day in 1620, the Mayflower Pilgrims’ first landing party came ashore in the unforgiving edge of southeastern Massachusetts in the present-day town of Plymouth. Over the winter of 1620, half the colony died from cold, disease and starvation.
January 19 – King Christian II of Denmark and Norway defeats the Swedes, at Lake Åsunden in Sweden. The Swedish regent Sten Sture the Younger is mortally wounded in the battle. He is rushed towards Stockholm, in order to lead the fight against the Danes from there, but dies from his wounds on February 3.
Incas rule in Peru. Florence becomes center of Renaissance arts and learning under the Medicis. Turks conquer Constantinople, end of the Byzantine empire, beginning of the Ottoman empire. The Wars of the Roses, civil wars between rival noble factions, begin in England (to 1485).
May 25 – Henry the Navigator is appointed governor of the Portuguese Order of Christ. June 2 – Catherine of Valois marries King Henry V of England. June 7 – Troops of the Republic of Venice capture Udine after a long siege, ending the independence of the Patriarchal State of Friuli, run by the Patriarch of Aquileia.
June 8 – Richard le Scrope, Archbishop of York and Thomas Mowbray, Earl of Norfolk, are executed in York on Henry IV’s orders. July 11 – Ming Dynasty fleet commander Zheng He sets sail from Suzhou, to explore the world for the first time.
John Wycliffe, pre-Reformation religious reformer, and followers translate Latin Bible into English. The Great Schism (to 1417)? rival popes in Rome and Avignon, France, fight for control of Roman Catholic Church.
1300s may refer to: The century from 1300 to 1399, almost synonymous with the 14th century (1301–1400). The period from 1300 to 1309, known as the 1300s decade, almost synonymous with the 131st decade (1301-1310).
Two reasons that the human population decreased between 1300 and 1400 AD were the Black Death and the Little Ice Age. The Black Death, also known as…
April 14 – The Mamluks from Egypt complete their conquest of the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia. Levon V Lusignan of Armenia is imprisoned for several years in Cairo, until a ransom is paid by King John I of Castile. June 18 – The future King John I of Castile marries Eleanor of Aragon.