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Historical Events in 1279

  • Mar 19 A Mongolian victory at the naval Battle of Yamen ends the Song Dynasty in China

Historic PublicationLetter from Kublai Khan to the Japanese Emperor

Jul 29 Five emissaries dispatched by Kublai Khan from the Mongol Yuan dynasty are beheaded by Japan
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A 1266 letter from Kublai Khan to the Japanese emperor threatening use of force
A 1266 letter from Kublai Khan to the Japanese emperor threatening use of force
  • Oct 12 Nichiren, a Japanese Buddhist monk, founder of Nichiren Buddhism, inscribes the Dai-Gohonzon