On This Day

What Happened on March 4, 1858

Famous Deaths


Person of interestMatthew C. Perry

Matthew C. Perry, Commodore of the United States Navy who opened Japan to Western influence and trade, dies of rheumatism at 63

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

1858 Highlights

About March 4, 1858

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 162 years, 11 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces