Tuesday, August 14, 2007


This Day in the History of Fortuitous Weather

On this day in 1281, the invading Mongol fleet is pretty much destroyed by a typhoon the Japanese called Kamikaze, the Divine Wind. With over 250 ships carrying nearly 150,000 men, there is little doubt that the Mongols would have been successful, because Japan, as was usual during most of its history, was just coming out of a disastrous civil war.


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