On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1860

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


AgreementTreaty of Interest

Six years after the forcible ending of Japan's isolationist policy by US Navy Commodore Matthew Perry, the Japanese Embassy arrives in San Francisco to sign a Treaty of Friendship


Famous Deaths

  • Anna Brownell Jameson, Anglo-Irish historian and writer (Loves of the Poets), dies at 65