On This Day

What Happened on March 17, 1860

Historical Events


AgreementTreaty of Interest

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

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

Famous Deaths

  • Anna Brownell Jameson, Anglo-Irish historian and writer (Loves of the Poets), dies at 65
1860 Highlights

About March 17, 1860

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 160 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Pisces