On This Day

What Happened on July 8, 1853

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Commodore of the US Navy Matthew C. Perry
Commodore of the US Navy
Matthew C. Perry

1853 Highlights

About July 8, 1853

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 166 years, 10 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer