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Meaningful Days of Korean History

  • 1973.5.25
    Hosting date
    On May 25, 1973, 200 male athletes and executives from 19 countries participated in the first World Taekwondo Championships.

    On May 28, 1973, 35 representatives from 19 countries gathered to form the World Taekwondo Federation.

    Until the 7th competition in 1985, only men's competitions were held, and the 1st World Women's Taekwondo Championships were held together with women's athletes participating in the 8th competition in 1987.
  • 1961.6.1
    Date of creation
    From June 1, 1961, recruitment for the first year of ROTC (student military training group) at 16 universities nationwide began.

    The ROTC system is for the efficient recruitment of beginner officers and is modeled after the US school district system.

    The 1st semester broke through the 3-on-1 competition, and 2,642 people passed, of whom 1,768 were appointed in 1963.
  • 2010.6.1
    Statutory anniversary
    Righteous army Day is the anniversary of the Republic of Korea, which is organized by the Ministry of Public Administration and Security to hold an event to honor the noble spirit of sacrifice and inspire the people's love for the country.

    It was established as a legal anniversary in May 2010. It has been celebrated since 2011.
  • 1986.6.2
    game day
    The Mexico World Cup soccer tournament was held with the interest of billions of people around the world.

    The Korean national team, which reached the World Cup final for the first time in 32 years, had a bloody confrontation with world-class players.

    At first, Argentina scored three goals, but the Korean players did their best without giving up until the end.

    Finally, Captain Park Chang-seon scored one goal and scored the first goal in the history of World Cup soccer.
  • 1990.6.4
    the date of the meeting
    President Roh Tae-woo and President Gorbachev of the Soviet Union held their first summit in San Francisco on June 4, 1990.

    During the talks, the two leaders agreed to develop bilateral ties into diplomatic relations.

    Since then, additional summits have been held in Moscow (December 1990) and Jeju Island (April 1991).
  • 1956.6.6
    statutory holiday
    Memorial Day was established in 1956 to honor the patriotic and patriotic spirit of patriotic martyrs for the country and to pray for the restoration of national sovereignty.

    They pray for the souls of the fallen patriots and hold an event to commemorate the noble spirit and exploits of patriotic martyrs and fallen soldiers, and raise them early.
  • 1975.6.7
    Victory Day
    On June 7, 1975, Yu Jedu competed in the WBA Junior Middleweight Championship in Japan.

    On that day, Yu Jedu became the new world champion by defeating Japan's Wajima Koichi with a KO win in the 7th round.
  • 1973.6.8
    Anniversary
    On June 8, 1973, a ceremony was held to light the furnace of Pohang Iron and Steel (the first ceremony to light the furnace).

    This furnace was the first in Korea, and Pohang Steel became a full-fledged steel mill.
  • 1994.6.10
    Opening Day
    On June 10, 1994, the opening ceremony of the War Memorial Hall was held to commemorate the achievement of martyrdom.

    The War Memorial Hall, located in the former headquarters of the Army in Yongsan-gu, Seoul, has six exhibition rooms with two basement floors and four ground floors.

    It is Asia's largest war weapons museum and has many rare military artifacts, and many foreign visitors visit it.
  • 1987.6.10
    Start Date
    On June 10, 1987, protests against the death of Park Jong-chul took place in 22 cities across the country.

    The protests, which continued for several days after the government's announcement of a favorable constitution on April 13, 1987, escalated nationwide, culminating in the day.

    As a result, the then ruling Democratic Party of Korea announced the 6.29 Declaration, which promised to revise the direct election system and take measures for democratization.
  • 2000.6.13
    the date of the first inter-Korean summit
    This is the first meeting between the two Koreas since the division of the Korean Peninsula.
  • 1976.6.14
    Date of enforcement
    On June 14, 1976, the Security Headquarters ordered the National Police Agency to crack down on long hair.

    The targets for the crackdown were hair with side hair covering ears and back hair covering collar, hair long enough to distinguish men and women, and hair with perm or short hair of women.

    The Jangbal people who were caught notified the heads of their agencies (government offices, schools, and workplaces), and those who did not belong were handed over to the immediate examination.
  • 1998.6.16
    Date of visit to North Korea
    Hyundai Group Honorary Chairman Chung Ju-young's first visit to North Korea took place on June 16, 1998, when he carried 500 cows on 50 trucks.

    Chung stayed in North Korea to discuss inter-Korean economic cooperation and the development of Mount Kumgang.

    On October 27, 1998, he returned to North Korea through Panmunjom with 501 "unification cows" and 20 Hyundai Motor vehicles.

    The Chung Ju-young cattle visit to North Korea was the first case in which a civilian entered North Korea through Panmunjom, a military zone, after a civilian-level agreement since the division.

    Chairman Chung Ju-young's visit to North Korea was a monumental event that paved the way for civilian exchanges between the two Koreas, which will grow rapidly over the next decade.
  • 1995.6.17
    Opening Day
    Located in Jeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, the theater was created with the historical name of restoring Wongaksa Temple, the first modern theater in Korea.

    It is a three-story underground building and two-story building with 400 seats on the 460-pyeong land.

    It was established in 1995 for three indicators: the development and dissemination of traditional arts, the development of cultural movements in life, and the development of youth culture.
  • 1961.6.18
    Date of hosting
    On June 18, 1961, the final of the professional wrestling championship was held at Seoul Stadium.

    Korea's professional wrestling began to be known to the public in the early 1960s when Jang Young-chul and Chun Kyu-duk formed the "Korean Professional Wrestling Association" and held various competitions.

    Later, in 1965, Kim Il, who was active in Japan, returned to Korea and became a popular sport.