Friday, August 12, 2011

August 12th

1281: The Mongolian fleet of Kublai Khan is destroyed by a typhoon while approaching Japan. The Mongols are forced to pay a higher deductible.

1877: Asaph Hall discovers the Mars moon Deimos… and signs it to an exclusive Hollywood contract

1914: The United Kingdom declares war on Austria-Hungary… but remains neutral against the hyphen.


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