March 21, 1617:
Indigenous American Pocahontas dies in Gravesend, England on her way to return home to Virginia.
Historians do not know what she actually died of, but some believe it may either have been from smallpox, pneumonia, tuberculosis, or from poisoning.
Pocahontas is known for being associated with the British colonial outpost at Jamestown and is famous for having stopped her father from executing British explorer John Smith.
She was captured during a war against the English in 1613 and held for ransom, converting to Christianity during her captivity. She married tobacco farmer John Rolfe in 1614, and travelled to England in 1616.