On This Day

What Happened on July 9, 1853

Historical Events

  • Commodore Matthew Perry and four US Navy vessels visit Japan to force them to open up to American trade and end their policy of isolation
1853 Highlights

About July 9, 1853

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 168 years, 10 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer