Mexican-American War

1953 5¢ Opening Of Japan Centennial Plate Block First Day Cover
April 10, 1794

Birth of Matthew C. Perry 

Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry was born on April 10, 1794, in Newport, Rhode Island

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March 9, 1847

Siege of Veracruz 

On March 9, 1847, the US launched its first large-scale amphibious assault during the Siege of Veracruz.

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May 8, 1846

Taylors Wins the Battle of Palo Alto 

On May 8, 1846, future President Zachary Taylor led U.S. forces to their first major victory of the Mexican-American War at the Battle of Palo Alto.

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