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Castaways from an English vessel reach Bermuda, which becomes the first British island in the new world      
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Henry Hudson, after wintering in Hudson Bay, is set adrift in an open boat by his mutinous crew      
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The British East India establishes a 'factory' (a secure warehouse for the storing of Indian goods) at Surat, on the west coast       
The American Indian princess Pocahontas is taken hostage by Jamestown colonists in the first Anglo-Powhatan war       
Pocahontas is baptized a Christian and marries John Rolfe, one of the Jamestown colonists       
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Sir Thomas Roe, the first British ambassador to India, arrives at the court of the Mughal emperor Jahangir        
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John Smith publishes A Description of New England, an account of his exploration of the region in 1614       
1620 September 16
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The Pilgrims (or Pilgrim Fathers), a group of 102 English settlers, sail in the Mayflower to the new world       
1620 November 11
Ten days after their first landfall, at Cape Cod, the adult males on the Mayflower agree a form of government for their new colony       
1620 December 26
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The Pilgrims on the Mayflower select a place for their settlement, and give it the name of Plymouth, their port of departure in England