Gosnold, Bartholomew (?–1607), an English explorer and American colonist. In 1602 he explored the New England coast from Maine to Narragansett Bay, and gave Cape Cod its name. Gosnold was second in command on the voyage that brought colonists to Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607, where they established the first permanent English settlement in America. He died of malaria later in the year.
Massachusetts' first inhabitants were nomadic Indians who lived by fishing and hunting.
'American Bandstand' hit the airwaves, and the Russians launched 'Sputnik'. 1957 was a year that saw the rise of Elvis and the post-World War II baby boom in the suburbs. Read about these and more in our list of 17 bits of nostalgia from 1957.