This Day in History Entry #151

January 3rd, 2012 by Wordsman

“As the sky has not more than one sun
So must one man the whole country run”
Folks the emp’ror did cheer
Ringing in a new year
That was named just for him: Meiji 1

Event: Mutsuhito (also known as the Emperor Meiji) proclaims the end of the Tokugawa Shogunate, which had ruled Japan for over 250 years
Year: 1868
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