This Day in History Entry #335

July 8th, 2015 by Wordsman

Standing tall with his four ships of black
Matthew Perry sought not to attack
No, instead he did bring
A much scarier thing:
Tides of change that could not be held back

Event: Commodore Matthew Perry sails the “black ships” (USS Mississippi, USS Plymouth, USS Saratoga, and USS Susquehanna) into Edo Bay, bringing a symbolic end to Japan’s centuries-old policy of sakoku, in which contact with the outside world (and especially the West) was kept to a minimum
Year: 1853
Learn more: Matthew Perry (no, not Matthew Perry)
Black Ships

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  1. A Fan Says:

    Very nice entry this week!

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