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History: July 8 – On this day back in 1853 Commodore Perry sails into Tokyo Bay opening Japan to the world (Two vids)

Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry, representing the U.S. government, sails into Tokyo Bay, Japan, with a squadron of four vessels. For a time, Japanese officials refused to speak with Perry, but under threat of attack by the superior American ships they accepted letters from President Millard Fillmore, making  … CLICK FOR MORE