On This Day

What Happened in August 1281

Historical Events

Letter from Kublai Khan to the Japanese Emperor

Aug 14 During Kublai Khan's second Mongol invasion of Japan his invading Chinese fleet of 3,500 vessels disappears in a typhoon near Japan

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 4 Külüg Khan, Chinese Prince of Huaining, 3rd Emperor of the Yuan Dynasty, born in Khanbaliq, Yuan China (d. 1311)