History Schmistory: December 18. The Dynasty Formerly Known As…

1271: Kublai Khan renames his empire “Yuan” (元 yuán), officially marking the start of the Yuan Dynasty. He later renames his new visitor Marco Polo “Pompous Infectious,” But of course there’s no record of that either!

Ladies and gentlemen... The Emperor! [public domain]

Ladies and gentlemen… The Emperor!
[public domain]