On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 1853

Historical Events

Historic Event

Commodore Matthew C. Perry sails his frigate Susquehanna into Tokyo Bay, opening Japan to Western influence and trade

1853 Highlights

About July 8, 1853

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 169 years, 1 month and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer