1576 – Born in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire, England. The first governor of the Pilgrim settlement at Plymouth in New England.
1620 – He was elected governor on November 21st, after the signing of the Mayflower Compact. His major accomplishment was the establishment of a treaty of alliance between the Indian chief Massasoit and James I of England.
1621 – He died on April 15th in Plymouth, Massachusettes.