August 14, 1281

On August 14, 1281, Kublai Khan failed at his second attempted invasion of Japan. Once again his warriors were defeated by the Japanese and forced back to their ships, where a typhoon rose up and sunk all 3,500 vessels. Same thing happened in 1274, even to the point of a typhoon rising up and sinking the Mongol Horde’s ships. Kublai Khan, the grandson of Genghis Khan finally decided that boats weren’t really horses of the ocean and decided to leave Japan alone, as it wasn’t really THAT desirable of a nation anyway.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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