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Korea - Notable Historical Events

Syngman RheeJul 20, 1948

Harry TrumanJun 27, 1950

MacArthurJun 30, 1950

Kim Jong-ilJun 13, 2000

George W. BushJan 29, 2002

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Korea - Historical Events
Date Event
2333

The state of Gojoseon (Modern-day Korea) founded by Dangun Wanggeom during the reign of the Chinese Emperor Yao.

BC
AD
663-08-27

Remnants of the Korean Baekje Kingdom and their Yamato Japanese allies engage naval forces of the Tang Chinese and Silla Koreans on the Geum River in Korea; - a significant Tang-Silla victory. Japanese won't attempt another Korean invasion until late 16th century.

1446-10-09

The Hangul alphabet is published in Korea.

1653-08-15

-16] Dutch ship "Sperwer" stranded at Tsjedzjoe Korea

1871-06-10

Sinmiyangyo: Captain McLane Tilton leads 109 Marines in naval attack on Han River forts on Kanghwa Island, Korea.

1894-06-30

Korea declares independence from China, asks for Japanese aid

1897-02-01

Shinhan Bank, the oldest bank in South Korea, opens in Seoul.

1900-03-18

Japan uses its influence over the government of Korea to deny Russia's efforts to obtain a concession for a naval station at the Korean Port of Masampo, a step in the lead up to the Russo-Japanese war

1901-11-27

Prince Ito of Japan comes to St Petersburg hoping to get the Russians to grant Japan concessions in Korea, but later drops this goal and decides to make an alliance with Britain

1902-01-30

Britain and Japan sign a treaty after months of negotiating which commits each country to supporting an independent China and Korea, although it acknowledges Japan's 'special interest' in Korea

1902-03-20

France and Russia issue a joint declaration that approves the Anglo-Japanese Alliance, but stipulates that they have the right to protect interests in China and Korea

1903-08-29

The Finance Minister, Count Witte, is dismissed in what is seen as a victory for those in Russia who want their country to expand into Manchuria and Korea in defiance of the Japanese

1904-02-09

Japanese land troops at Chemulpo (Inchon), near Seoul, Korea; within the next three weeks they will have advanced to the Yalu River, border of Manchuria

1904-02-23

Having occupied Korea, Japan signs a treaty with Korea under which it becomes a Japanese protectorate in return for Japanese protection from other powers

1904-03-28

Japanese troops advance in Korea, defeat the Russians at Chengiu, and capture the town

1905-01-26

Han Yong-woon [Bongwan, Manhae] (1879-1944) ordained a monk in Korea

1905-07-29

US Secretary of State W.H Taft makes secret agreement with Japanese Prime Minister Katsura agreeing to let Japan have free rein in Korea in return for Japan's non-interference with the US in the Philippines

1905-11-17

The Eulsa Treaty is signed between Japan and Korea.

1907-07-19

Under pressure from the Japanese, the Emperor of Korea abdicates in favor of his son, a figurehead

1907-07-25

Korea becomes a protectorate of Japan.

1909-10-26

Itō Hirobumi, Resident-General of Korea, and former Japanese Prime Minister, shot and killed by Korean nationalist in Harbin, China

1910-08-22

Japan annexes Korea after 5 years as a protectorate

1910-08-29

Japan changes Korea's name to Chōsen and appoints a governor-general to rule its new colony.

1917-12-02

Han Yong-woon, found Zen awakening at Osean Monastery Korea

1919-03-01

March 1st Movement begins in Korea.

1919-04-13

The Establishment of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea.

1945-08-08

USSR establishes a communist government in North Korea

1945-09-08

US invades Japanese-held Korea

1945-09-09

Japanese in South Korea, Taiwan, China, Indochina surrender to Allies

1945-09-19

Kim Il Sung arrives in harbor of Wonsan, Korea

1946-02-05

The Chondoist Chongu Party is founded in North Korea.

1946-11-23

The Workers Party of South Korea is founded.

1947-04-19

51st Boston Marathon won by Yun Bok Soh of Korea in 2:25:39

1948-03-27

The Second Congress of the Workers' Party of North Korea is convened.

1948-05-01

North Korea proclaims itself People's Democratic Republic of Korea

1948-07-17

Proclamation of constitution of Republic of (South) Korea

1948-07-20

Syngman Rhee elected President of South Korea

1948-08-15

Republic of Korea (South Korea) proclaimed (National Day)

1948-09-09

People's Democratic Republic of Korea proclaimed

1949-06-29

US troops withdraw from Korea after WW II

1950-04-19

54th Boston Marathon won by Kee Yong Ham of Korea in 2:32:39

1950-06-25

Korean conflict begins; North Korea invades South Korea

1950-06-25

UN member states begin using integrated forces against North Korea

1950-06-27

North Koreans troop reach Seoul, UN asks members to aid South Korea, Harry Truman orders Air Force & Navy into Korean conflict

1950-06-27

South Africa heeds United Nations call to assist Korea

1950-06-28

North Korean forces capture Seoul, South Korea in opening phase of the Korean War

1950-06-30

US Gen MacArthur visits front in South Korea/asks for US troops

1950-07-01

1st 407 US soldiers flown to South Korea

1950-07-08

Gen Douglas MacArthur named commander-in-chief, UN forces in Korea

1950-07-08

Leroy Deans awarded 1st Order of Purple Heart in Korea

1950-07-14

RE Wayne awarded 1st Distinguished Flying Cross in Korea

1950-08-01

1st Major League baseball player to fight in Korea (Curt Simmons)

1950-09-15

During Korean conflict, UN forces land at Inchon in South Korea

1950-09-23

US Air Force Mustangs accidentally bomb British on Hill 282 Korea, 17 killed

1950-10-01

South Korean troops cross the 38th parallel into North Korea

1950-10-07

US forces invade Korea by crossing 38th parallel

1950-10-19

UN forces entered Pyongyang, capital of North Korea

1950-10-26

630 Dutch volunteers depart for Korea

1950-11-04

US troops vacate Pyongyang North Korea

1950-11-06

Chinese offensive halts at Chongchon River, North Korea

1950-11-18

South Korea President Syngman Rhee forced to end mass executions

1950-11-24

US infantry division conquerors Chonju Korea

1950-12-28

Chinese troops cross 38th Parallel, into South Korea

1951-01-17

China refuses ceases-fire in Korea

1951-01-25

UN begins counter offensive in Korea

1951-02-01

UN condemns People's Republic of China as aggressor in Korea

1951-03-21

2,900,000 US soldiers in Korea

1951-03-31

US tanks exceed 38° of latitude in Korea

1951-05-18

US General Collins predicts use of atom bomb in Korea

1951-05-19

UN begins counter offensive in Korea

1951-06-13

UN arm forces reach Pyongyang Korea

1951-08-09

Dutch Korea volunteers win US Collective Unit Citation

1951-11-27

Cease-fire & demarcation zone accord signed in Panmunjon, Korea

1952-03-18

Communist offensive in Korea

1952-06-23

US airplanes bomb energy centers at Yalu Korea

1952-08-08

Syngman Ree re-elected president of South-Korea

1952-10-08

Chinese offensive in Korea

1952-11-29

US President-elect Eisenhower visits Korea to assess war

1952-12-14

Uprising of captives in Pongam South Korea, 82 die

1953-07-14

Communist offensive in Korea

1953-07-27

North Korea & UN sign armistice

1953-08-08

US & South Korea initial a mutual security pact

1959-09-17

Typhoon kills 2,000 in Japan & Korea

1961-05-15

36 Unification church couples wed in Korea

1962-10-08

North Korea reports 100% election turnout, miraculously 100% vote for the Workers' Party

1963-07-24

124 Unification church couples wed in Korea

1963-12-17

Tsjoi Doo Sun forms government in South Korea

1966-08-15

Radio Free Asia (South Korea) begins radio transmission

1968-01-23

Spy ship USS Pueblo & 83-man crew seized in Sea of Japan by North Korea

1968-02-25

430 Unification Church couples wed in Korea

1968-12-23

82 members of US intelligence ship Pueblo released by North Korea

1969-04-15

North Korea shoots at US airplane above Japanese sea

1970-10-21

777 Unification church couples wed in Korea

1970-12-15

S Korean ferry Namyong-Ho sinks in Strait of Korea, 308 killed

1972-12-28

Kim Il-song, becomes president of North Korea

1974-11-02

78 die when the Time Go-Go Club in Seoul, South Korea burns down. Six of the victims jumped to their deaths from the seventh floor after a club official barred the doors after the fire started.

1975-02-08

1800 Unification church couples' wed in Korea

1976-08-21

Operation Paul Bunyan at Panmunjeom, Korea.

1977-03-18

US restricts citizens from visiting Cuba, Vietnam, North Korea & Cambodia

1977-07-14

North Korea shoots down US helicopter, killing 3

1979-10-26

Park Chung-hee, President of South Korea is assassinated by KCIA head Kim Jae-kyu. Choi Kyu-ha becomes the acting President; Kim is executed the following May.

1980-05-18

Gwangju Massacre: Students in Gwangju, South Korea begin demonstrations, calling for democratic reforms.

1980-05-27

The Gwangju Massacre: Airborne and army troops of South Korea retake the city of Gwangju from civil militias, killing at least 207 and possibly many more.

1980-08-27

Chon Doo Hwan elected president of South Korea

1980-09-17

South Korea opposition leader Kim Dae Jung sentenced to death

1981-09-30

Seoul, South Korea, is selected to host 1988 Summer Olympics

1982-10-14

6,000 Unification church couples wed in Korea

1985-02-08

Opposition leader Kim Dae Jung returns to South-Korea

1987-12-16

Roh Tae Woo elected president of South Korea

1988-02-25

South Korea adopts constitution

1988-09-17

24th Olympic games open at Seoul, Korea

1988-10-02

24th Olympic games close at Seoul, Korea

1991-02-12

North & South Korea form a joint team for table tennis competition

1991-05-22

Roh Jai Bong resigns as premier of South Korea

1991-09-17

UN admits Estonia, Latvia, Lithuiania, North & South Korea, Marshall Islands & Micronesia

1992-08-24

Diplomatic relations are established between the People's Republic of China and South Korea.

1993-04-19

Fire in psychiatric institute in South Korea, kills 40

1993-07-26

Boeing 737-500 crashes in South Korea, 66 killed

1993-10-10

Ferry boat leaves for west coast of South Korea, 120 killed

1994-10-21

Hana bridge is Seoul Korea crashes, 32+ die

1994-10-21

North Korea signs pact to end their nuclear projects

1994-11-29

Seoul, Korea, celebrated the 600th anniversary of its founding

1997-05-12

14 North Koreans defect to South Korea

1998-08-31

North Korea reportedly launches Kwangmyongsong, its first satellite.

1999-02-27

Korea International School is founded by Soon-Il Chung. It is currently directed by Ann Clapper.

2000-06-13

President Kim Dae Jung of South Korea meets Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea, for the beginning of the first ever inter-Korea summit, in the northern capital of Pyongyang.

2002-01-29

In his State of the Union Address, United States President George W. Bush describes "regimes that sponsor terror" as an Axis of Evil, in which he includes Iraq, Iran and North Korea.

2002-04-15

An Air China Boeing 767-200, flight CA129 crashes into a hillside during heavy rain and fog near Busan, South Korea, killing 128.

2002-06-29

Naval clashes between South Korea and North Korea lead to the death of six South Korean sailors and sinking of a North Korean vessel.

2002-06-30

Brazil beats Germany 2-0 for soccer's 17th World Cup in South Korea & Japan

2003-02-18

Nearly 200 people die in the Daegu subway fire in South Korea.

2004-03-12

Roh Moo-hyun, President of South Korea is impeached by its national assembly for the first time in the nation's history.

2004-04-22

Two fuel trains collide in Ryongchon, North Korea, killing up to 150 people.

2004-05-14

The Constitutional Court of South Korea overturns the impeachment of President Roh Moo-hyun.

2004-05-24

North Korea bans mobile phones.

2006-07-04

North Korea tests four short-range missiles, one medium-range missile, and a long-range Taepodong-2. The long-range Taepodong-2 reportedly fails in mid-air over the Sea of Japan/East Sea.

2006-07-05

North Korea missle tests: at least two short-range Nodong-2 missiles, one SCUD missile and one long-range Taepodong-2 missile.

2006-10-09

North Korea allegedly tests its first nuclear device.

2007-01-17

The Doomsday Clock is set to five minutes to midnight in response to North Korea nuclear testing.

2007-02-23

Japan launches its fourth spy satellite, stepping up its ability to monitor potential threats such as North Korea.

2007-05-17

Trains from North and South Korea cross the 38th Parallel in a test-run agreed by both governments. This is the first time that trains have crossed the Demilitarized Zone since 1953.

2007-10-02

President Roh Moo-hyun of South Korea walks across the Military Demarcation Line into North Korea on his way to the second Inter-Korean Summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.

2007-12-07

The Hebei Spirit oil spill began in South Korea after a crane barge being towed by tug collided with the very large crude carrier, Hebei Spirit.

2008-02-10

The 2008 Namdaemun fire severely damages Namdaemun, the first National Treasure of South Korea.

2009-01-13

Global shipping experiences a drop in trade, as exports from South Korea dropping an annualised 30%, with Taiwan and Japan experiencing a 42% and 27% drop respectively

2009-04-05

North Korea launches its controversial Kwangmyŏngsŏng-2 rocket. The satellite passed over mainland Japan, which prompted an immediate reaction from the United Nations Security Council, as well as participating states of Six-party talks

2009-05-25

North Korea allegedly tests its second nuclear device. Following the nuclear test, Pyongyang also conducted several missile tests bulding tensions in the international community.

2010-11-23

The Bombardment of Yeonpyeong occurs on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea. The North Korean artillery attack kills 2 civilians and 2 South Korean marines.

2012-02-20

South Korea angers North Korea as it proceeds with live fire drills in disputed Korean sea borders

2012-07-05

South Korea announce plans to begin "scientific' whaling of minke whales

2012-07-18

Kim Jong-un is officially appointed Supreme Leader of North Korea and given the rank of Marshal in the Korean People's Army

2012-07-26

North Korea is hit by Tropical Storm Khanun, killing 88 people and leaving 60,000 people homeless

2012-07-29

Tropical Storm Khanun kills 88 people and leaves 60,000 homeless in North Korea

2012-09-03

Typhoon Bolaven kills 48 people in North Korea

2012-12-05

8 people are killed and 12 injured by a magnitude 5.6 earthquake in South Korea

2013-01-30

South Korea successfully launches its rocket Naro-1 which was carrying a scientific satellite

2013-02-12

North Korea confirms it has successfully tested a nuclear device that could be weaponized

2013-03-08

North Korea terminates all peace pacts with South Korea

2013-03-11

North Korea cuts the phone line with South Korea, breaching the 1953 armistice

2013-03-13

North Korea shreds the Korean Armistice agreement

2013-03-16

Kim Yu-Na of South Korea wins the women's 2013 World Figure Skating Championships

2013-03-29

UN regulation of international arms trade is blocked by North Korea, Iran, and Syria

2013-03-30

North Korea declares it is at a state of war with South Korea

2013-04-17

North Korea blocks a South Korean supply delegation from the Kaesong joint industrial zone

2015-12-16

North Korea sentences Canadian pastor Hyeon Soo Lim to life in prison

2015-12-28

South Korea and Japan reach deal on 'comfort women'

2016-01-05

North Korea says it successfully conducts hydrogen bomb test

2016-01-22

North Korea Says It's Holding US Student for 'Hostile Act'

2016-02-03

China Urges Restraint Over North Korea Rocket Launch

2016-02-03

South Korea Warns North Korea Not to Launch Satellite

2016-02-04

North Korea's Rocket Plans Seen as Disrespectful of China

2016-02-09

Japan's Parliament Condemns North Korea Rocket Launch

2016-02-10

North Korea's Rocket Launch Frays Ties Between South Korea and China

2016-02-10

Senate approves new North Korea sanctions

2016-02-11

S. Korea Shuts Down Joint Industrial Park With N. Korea

2016-02-11

North Korea army chief Ri Yong-gil said to be executed

2016-03-02

UN Security Council approves North Korea sanctions

2016-03-03

North Korea fires several short-range projectiles into sea - South Korea

2016-03-04

North Korea leader orders military to be ready to use nuclear weapons at any time

2016-03-07

South Korea, US begin exercises as North Korea threatens attack

2016-03-08

South Korea announces unilateral sanctions on North Korea

2016-03-08

North Korea's Kim says country has miniaturised nuclear warhead

2016-03-09

North Korea fires two short-range missiles into sea - Yonhap

2016-03-10

South Korea considers approval of North Korea tuberculosis aid despite sanctions

2016-03-12

North Korea Warns of Pre-emptive Strikes Against the South

2016-03-12

North Korea submarine 'missing' as US-South Korea drills continue

2016-03-15

S.Korea says N.Korea has yet to acquire missile re-entry technology

2016-03-18

North Korea Fires Missile Into Sea, South Korea Says

2016-03-19

UN condemns N Korea 'unacceptable' missile launches

2016-03-21

North Korea fires short-range projectiles into sea

2016-04-01

North Korea Jamming GPS Signals Across Border, South Korea Says

2016-04-01

China's Xi urges implementation of UN resolutions on North Korea

2016-04-09

North Korea Says It Successfully Tested Missile Engine

2016-04-11

N Korea senior intelligence officer 'defects to South'

2016-04-13

North Korea Threatens South Korea Over 13 Defectors

2016-04-18

South Korea Says North Is Preparing for 5th Nuclear Test

2016-04-24

North Korea says submarine ballistic missile test 'great success'

2016-04-24

France calls on EU to adopt new sanctions against North Korea

2016-04-24

North Korea 'will halt' nuclear tests if US stops S Korea exercises

2016-04-24

North Korea 'fires submarine-launched ballistic missile'

2016-04-27

North Korea to stage first party congress in nearly 40 years

2016-04-29

North Korea Sentences American to 10 Years for Spying, Reports Say

2016-04-29

Russia, China in Agreement on North Korea, South China Sea

2016-04-29

China, Russia urge US to drop Korea missile defense proposal

2016-05-05

China and Russia to hold anti-missile drill after US, South Korea talk defense

2016-05-08

North Korea Claims Its Nuclear Arsenal Is Just a 'Deterrent'

2016-05-08

North Korea leader Kim says will not use nuclear arms unless threatened

2016-05-09

North Korea says to push nuclear programme, defying UN sanctions

2016-05-10

China's Xi congratulates North Korea's Kim on party promotion

2016-05-31

South Korea Says North Korea Missile Launch Likely Failed

2016-06-01

North Korea's missile and nuclear projects unacceptable, Japan envoy says

2016-06-22

North Korea 'tests banned missiles'

2016-06-23

Kim Jong-un says North Korea missiles can reach US in Pacific

2016-08-03

North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile Into Sea, South Korea Says

2016-08-24

North Korea Seeks UN Meeting on US-South Korea Exercises

2016-08-24

Japan, China, South Korea agree to urge North Korea to stop provocation

2016-08-24

North Korea fires submarine-launched ballistic missile towards Japan

2016-08-30

North Korea Denounces UN Condemnation, Warns US of Action

2016-08-31

South Korea Says Top North Korean Official Executed

2016-09-05

North Korea fires three ballistic missiles, reports say

2016-09-09

North Korea confirms it has conducted fifth nuclear test

2016-09-10

With latest North Korea test, US again seeks elusive Chinese help

2016-09-12

N Korea ready for another nuclear test, says South

2016-09-13

US flexes muscle at North Korea, flying bombers over South Korea: reports

2016-09-21

US Flies Bombers Over South Korea Again in Show of Force

2016-11-29

South Korea's Park asks parliament to find way for her to step down

2017-01-16

South Korea Prosecutor Seeks Arrest of Samsung Group Leader in Bribery Case

2017-02-12

North Korea Launches Missile in First Test Since Trump Took Office

2017-02-12

Trump says US behind Japan '100 percent' after North Korea missile launch

2017-02-14

UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile launching

2017-02-19

US pushes Beijing to keep up pressure on North Korea

2017-02-23

North Korea blames Malaysia for death of its citizen: KCNA

2017-02-24

North Korea Accuses China of 'Mean Behavior' After It Tightens Sanctions

2017-03-02

US, South Korea agree to strengthen cooperation on North Korea sanctions

2017-03-07

Malaysian PM Najib calls on North Korea to release all Malaysians

2017-03-07

North Korea bars Malaysians from leaving as murder row boils

2017-03-07

North Korea bans Malaysians from leaving country over Kim Jong Nam's death

2017-03-10

South Korea Removes President Park Geun-hye

2017-03-19

North Korea 'conducts high-thrust engine test'

2017-04-05

North Korea launches missile into Sea of Japan

2017-04-11

North Korea issues warning as US strike group heads to Korean Peninsula

2017-04-12

Japanese, US navies plan joint show of force toward North Korea

2017-04-14

Trump says North Korea problem 'will be taken care of'

2017-04-15

North Korea rolls out heavy artillery in giant military parade

2017-04-16

North Korean missile test fails, US and South Korea say

2017-04-17

US Vice President Pence visits DMZ amid high tensions with North Korea

2017-04-18

Pence reassures Japan of US resolve against North Korea

2017-04-18

Trump may have to be patient about North Korea

2017-04-20

China criticizes North Korea, praises US on nuclear issue

2017-04-20

Russia vetoes UN statement on North Korea's missile tests

2017-04-24

China's Xi urges restraint on North Korea issue on call with Trump

2017-04-24

North Korea detained a professor who is US citizen; at least 3rd American held

2017-04-27

South Korea, US warn of punishment for North Korea; US stresses sanctions

2017-04-27

US commander suggests missile defense in Hawaii amid N. Korea threat

2017-05-03

Anger grows in South Korea over US anti-missile system

2017-05-14

S.Korea's Moon says dialogue only possible when N.Korea changes attitude

2017-05-14

US military confirms North Korea fired missile

2017-06-08

North Korea fires suspected cruise missiles after US drills

2017-06-29

North Korea warns US it will keep building nuclear arsenal

2017-07-04

North Korea claims it tested first intercontinental missile

2017-07-06

China urges calm after US says ready to use force against North Korea

2017-07-07

Japan, South Korea, US demand greater Chinese effort on N.Korea

2017-07-29

China urges North Korea to stop acts that could worsen tensions

2017-07-29

South Korea to deploy more THAAD units after North Korea ICBM launch

2017-07-30

US flies bombers over Korean peninsula after North Korea missile test

2017-08-03

US bans travel to North Korea from September 1, says Americans should leave

2017-08-07

South Korea, US agree to pressure North Korea, China hopes for North-South talks

2017-08-07

China media stress limits to North Korea sanctions, slam US 'arrogance'

2017-08-09

North Korea threatens missile strike on Guam that will create an 'enveloping fire'

2017-08-15

North Korea maps out detailed plan for missile launches to sea off Guam

2017-08-15

Dozens rally in Guam for peace amid North Korea threats

2017-08-18

North Korea tells UN chief nuclear program not up for negotiation

2017-08-19

Nervous Japanese hold drill in case N.Korea fires missiles over them

2017-08-23

China July trade with North Korea slows from June as coal ban bites

2017-08-26

China bans new business with North Korea in line with sanctions

2017-08-26

North Korea launches 3 short-range ballistic missiles

2017-08-29

Top US, S.Korean military officers pledge tough response to N.Korea missile launch

2017-08-29

North Korea fires missile over Japan in aggressive test

2017-09-03

North Korea detonates its sixth and most powerful nuclear test yet

2017-09-07

South Korea deploys anti-missile system as US seeks tough North Korea sanctions

2017-09-08

Trump says hopes to avoid use of military action on North Korea

2017-09-14

North Korea threatens to 'sink' Japan, reduce US to 'ashes and darkness'

2017-09-15

N.Korea fires another missile over Japan, deepening regional tensions

2017-09-20

Trump vows to 'totally destroy North Korea' at UN assembly

2017-09-23

China follows UN sanctions with bans, limits on fuel products to North Korea

2017-09-27

Trump says US 'totally prepared' for military option in North Korea

2017-10-09

North Korea's 'princess' now one of the secretive state's top policy makers

2017-10-17

North Korea says 'a nuclear war may break out any moment'

2017-11-29

North Korea says successfully launches new ICBM that can reach all of US

2017-12-04

South Korea, US kick off largest air exercise amid North Korean warnings

2017-12-06

US flies B-1B over South in show of force against N. Korea

2017-12-21

South Korea fires warning shots after North soldier defects

2017-12-26

China halts oil product exports to North Korea in November as sanctions bite

2017-12-29

South Korea seizes HK-flagged vessel it says transferred oil to North Korea

2018-01-01

North Korea's Kim says US will never start war against North

2018-01-02

South Korea offers talks with defiant North ahead of Olympics

2018-01-03

North Korean leader orders border hotline with South Korea reopened on Wednesday

2018-01-05

North Korea accepts January 9 talks offer from South Korea

2018-01-09

North, South Korea to hold talks as Winter Olympics help break ice

2018-01-09

North Korea will send Olympic team to South as countries hold high-level talks

2018-01-15

US moves ships, bombers toward Korea ahead of Olympics

2018-02-10

North Korea's Kim invites South Korean president for summit: South Korea

2018-02-23

South Korea says approved visit by sanctioned North Korean to pursue peace on peninsula

2018-02-26

South Korea says it hopes for constructive talks between US, North Korea

2018-03-04

South Korea to send high-level officials to North for talks

2018-03-07

North Korea open to abandoning its nuclear program, Seoul says

2018-03-09

Oil prices rise as US President Trump set to meet North Korea's Kim

2018-03-09

China, Japan, South Korea bristle over US steel, aluminum tariffs

2018-03-20

US, South Korea announce annual military exercises to begin on April 1

2018-03-28

North Korea's Kim Jong Un visits China in 1st foreign trip as leader

2018-04-09

North Korea tells US that Kim Jong Un ready to discuss nukes

2018-04-21

North Korea says it will stop nuclear tests, abolish test site

2018-04-27

North Korea's Kim Jong Un crosses DMZ line for historic meeting with South Korea

2018-04-29

N. Korea to close nuke test site in May, unify time zone

2018-05-02

South Korea says it wants US troops to stay regardless of any treaty with North Korea

2018-05-16

North Korea threatens to cancel US summit

2018-05-24

China tells US 'now is the time' if it wants peace with North Korea

2018-06-13

North Korea state media says Trump agreed to lift sanctions against North

2018-06-14

US, South Korea, Japan vow to work on North Korean denuclearisation

2018-06-20

North Korea expected to return remains of up to 200 US service members lost in Korean War

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Korea - Notable Birthdays

Syngman RheeMar 26, 1875

Kim Jong-ilFeb 16, 1942

Korea - Birthdays
Date Event
877-01-31

Taejo of Goryeo, ruler of Korea (d. 943)

1335-10-11

Taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (d. 1408)

1397-05-06

Sejong the Great of Joseon, ruler of Korea (d. 1450)

1694-09-13

Yeongjo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (d. 1776)

1841-10-16

Itō Hirobumi, Japanese samurai, Japanese Prime Minister and Resident-General of Korea (d. 1909)

1851-10-19

Empress Myeongseong, Empress of Korea (d. 1895)

1852-09-08

Emperor Gwangmu of Korea (d. 1919)

1875-03-26

Syngman Rhee, P'yŏngsan Hwanghae Province, first President of South Korea (1948-60)

1876-08-29

Kim Gu, President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea (d. 1949)

1879-08-29

Han Yong-woon, Hongsung County Korea, Zen teacher

1895-03-03

Matthew B Ridgway, US gen (WW II/China/Nicaragua/Korea/NATO)

1896-06-22

Francis C Denebrink, US Naval officer (WW I, WW II, Korea)

1897-08-26

Yoon Boseon, President of South Korea (d. 1990)

1897-10-20

Crown Prince Eun of Korea (d. 1970)

1901-11-04

Princess Bang-ja of Korea (d. 1989)

1910-10-20

Anders Karlén, Assignment in Korea

1912-04-15

Kim II Sung, Eternal President ("The Great Leader") of North Korea (1945-94)

1912-05-25

Princess Dukhye of Korea (d. 1989)

1912-07-05

Frank Pace Jr., Korea: The Unknown War

1913-05-19

Bert Hardy, Korea: The Unknown War

1917-09-30

Chung Hee Park, general/pres of South Korea (1961-79), assassinated

1917-11-21

Chung Il Kwon, Korea: The Unknown War

1918-06-01

Lucius Battle, Korea

1918-12-05

Walker Mahurin, Korea: Stalin's Secret Air War

1919-01-27

Richard Emory, Korea Patrol

1919-02-06

Louis Heren, Korea: The Unknown War

1919-07-16

Choi Kyuha, President of South Korea (d. 2006)

1920-07-18

Seyfi Havaeri, The Turkish Heroes in Korea

1923-02-17

Hwang Jang-Yop, Inside North Korea

1924-04-08

Anthony Farrar-Hockley, Korea: Stalin's Secret Air War

1924-9-21

Frank Gibney, War in Korea

1925-06-17

Philippe Daudy, Korea: The Unknown War

1926-01-06

Kim Dae-jung, President of South Korea and Nobel laureate

1927-12-20

Kim Young-sam, President of South Korea

1928-03-18

Julia Mullock, Princess of Korea

1930-01-31

Kenneth A. Schechter, Korea: Stalin's Secret Air War

1931-05-21

Anthony Lasome, Tank Battles of Korea

1931-12-29

Prince Gu of Korea, Korean royalty (d. 2005)

1932-07-20

Nam June Paik, Seoul Korea, video artist (Medium is the Medium)

1932-11-27

Benigno Aquino, Korea

1932-12-04

Roh Tae Woo, Taegu South Korea, President South Korea (1988-93)

1934-11-12

John McGahern, Korea

1938-07-03

Shin Geum Dan, North Korea, 400m/800m runner (1962 world record)

1942-02-16

Kim Jong-il, Supreme Leader of North Korea (1994-2011) [disputed birthdate, 1941]

1942-9-29

Bill Nelson, The Last Frontier/North Korea/The Wrong Man

1944-03-19

Myung-Wha Chung, Seoul Korea, cellist (Chung Trio)

1946-09-01

Roh Moo-Hyun, President of South Korea

1946-12-01

Ho-Jun Li, Korea PR, rifle (Olympic-gold-1972)

1948-03-26

Kyung-Wha Chung, Seoul Korea, violinist (Chung Sisters)

1948-04-13

Nam Hae-il, Chief of Naval Operations of Republic of Korea Navy

1948-08-24

Kim Sung-Il, Chief of Staff of Republic of Korea Air Force

1951-01-14

Gil Pak Jong, Korea PR, judo (Olympic-1976)

1952-02-17

Insook Bhushan, Seoul Korea, US US table tennis player (Olympic-92)

1953-01-22

Myung-Whun Chung, Seoul South Korea, pianist/conductor (Chung Trio)

1953-12-02

Myung-Whan Chung, Seoul Korea, pianist (Chung Trio)

1956-9-12

Sam Brownback, The Last Frontier/North Korea/The Wrong Man

1958-06-25

Debbie Green, South Korea, volleyball player (Olympic-silver-1984)

1966-07-13

Myong Hui Choe, North Korea, gymnist (Olympic-1980)

1967-07-17

Pearl Sinn, Seoul Korea, LPGA golfer (1995 LPGA Corning Classic-35th)

1968-04-16

Grace Kim, Korea, tennis star

1969-10-24

Morena Corwin, Seoul, Korea, playmate (Sep, 1992)

1971-10-15

Niko Kovac, World Cup Korea/Japan

1973-05-08

Jesús Arellano, World Cup Korea/Japan

1973-06-30

Chan Ho Park, Kong Ju City Korea, pitcher (LA Dodgers)

1973-07-12

Christian Vieri, World Cup Korea/Japan

1973-08-14

Jared Borgetti, World Cup Korea/Japan

1974-03-22

Kim Yun-Jung, Miss Universe-Korea (1996)

1974-04-06

Robert Kovac, World Cup Korea/Japan

1975-02-17

Sung-Hee Park, Pusan Korea, tennis star (1993 Futures-Seoul)

1975-10-10

Ramón Morales, World Cup Korea/Japan

1975-11-12

Dario Simic, World Cup Korea/Japan

1975-11-19

Ju-Yeon Choi, Pusan Korea, tennis star (1995 Futures-Seoul-KOR II)

1976-01-27

Jung Hwan Ahn, World Cup Korea/Japan

1977-05-18

Li Tie, World Cup Korea/Japan

1977-05-26

Luca Toni, World Cup Korea/Japan

1977-07-24

Lee EunHee, Miss Korea Universe (1997)

1977-9-30

Jihai Sun, World Cup Korea/Japan

1978-01-28

Pape Bouba Diop, World Cup Korea/Japan

1978-02-07

Ivan Leko, World Cup Korea/Japan

1978-02-18

Josip Simunic, World Cup Korea/Japan

1979-01-08

Stipe Pletikosa, World Cup Korea/Japan

1980-01-29

Ivan Klasnic, World Cup Korea/Japan

1980-04-09

Jerko Leko, World Cup Korea/Japan

1982-05-01

Darijo Srna, World Cup Korea/Japan

Korea - Notable Deaths

Syngman RheeJul 19, 1965

Kim Jong-ilDec 17, 2011

Korea - Deaths
Date Event
943-07-04

Taejo of Goryeo, ruler of Korea (b. 877)

1408-05-24

Taejo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1335)

1450-05-18

Sejong the Great of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1397)

1776-03-05

Yeongjo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1694)

1919-01-21

Gojong of Joseon, Emperor of Korea (b. 1852)

1944-06-19

Han Yong-woon, Zen teacher, dies in Seoul County, Korea at 65

1945-08-06

Prince Wu of Korea (b. 1912)

1949-06-26

Kim Gu, President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea (b. 1876)

1965-07-19

Syngman Rhee, first President of South Korea (1948-60), dies at 90

1970-05-01

Crown Prince Euimin, Crown Prince Korea (b. 1897)

1973-08-17

Arthur W. Radford, This Is Korea!

1983-05-01

Arthur Struble, This Is Korea!

1983-08-21

Benigno Aquino, Korea

1983-12-16

Kusan Sunim, found Milae Sa temple/Bulsung Sa Zen in Korea, dies at 74

1984-06-27

Anders Karlén, Assignment in Korea

1987-04-08

Francis C Denebrink, US Naval officer (WW I, WW II, Korea) dies at 90

1988-01-08

Frank Pace Jr., Korea: The Unknown War

1989-04-21

Princess Dukhye of Korea (b. 1912)

1989-04-30

Yi, Bang-ja, Crown Princess of Korea (b. 1901)

1990-07-18

Yoon Boseon, President of South Korea (b. 1897)

1991-05-11

Ho Dam, foreign minister North-Korea (1970-83), dies

1992-09-23

James Van Fleet, Korea: The Unknown War

1994-01-17

Chung Il Kwon, PM of South Korea (1964-70), dies

1994-01-17

Chung Il Kwon, Korea: The Unknown War

1994-02-15

Richard Emory, Korea Patrol

1994-03-12

Philippe Daudy, Korea: The Unknown War

1994-07-08

Kim Il Sung, president of North-Korea (1948-94), dies at 82

1994-07-20

Kim II Sung, pres of North-Korea (1948-94), buried

1994-12-09

Kim II Sung, pres of North Korea (1945-94), dies at 82

1995-01-26

Louis Heren, Korea: The Unknown War

1995-07-03

Bert Hardy, Korea: The Unknown War

1999-05-02

Ernest Gross, Korea: The Unknown War

2005-07-16

Prince Gu of Korea (b. 1931)

2006-03-11

Anthony Farrar-Hockley, Korea: Stalin's Secret Air War

2006-03-30

John McGahern, Korea

2006-04-09

Frank Gibney, War in Korea

2008-05-13

Lucius Battle, Korea

2009-01-24

Seyfi Havaeri, The Turkish Heroes in Korea

2009-05-23

Roh Moo-hyun, 16th President of the Republic of Korea (b. 1946)

2009-08-18

Kim Dae-jung,15th President of South Korea (b. 1925)

2010-05-11

Walker Mahurin, Korea: Stalin's Secret Air War

2010-10-10

Hwang Jang-Yop, Inside North Korea

2011-04-16

Anthony Lasome, Tank Battles of Korea

2011-12-17

Kim Jong-il, supreme leader of North Korea (DPRK) 1994-2011, dies of a suspected heart attack at 70

2013-12-11

Kenneth A. Schechter, Korea: Stalin's Secret Air War

2017-06-20

US student Otto Warmbier, who was freed by North Korea, dies aged 22

2017-12-12

Charles Jenkins, US soldier who defected to North Korea, dies aged 77

2018-05-20

South Korea's LG Group chairman Koo Bon-moo dies at 73


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