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Meaningful Days of Korean History

  • 2001.3.29
    Opening day
    At the same time as the opening of Incheon International Airport on March 29, 2001, the international line at that time was transferred to Gimpo International Airport in Gangseo-gu, Seoul.

    Since it is a maritime airport created by compensating for the sea between Yeongjongdo and Yongyu-do, it operates 24 hours a day, unlike the inland airport Gimpo International Airport.

    Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC), which was established on February 1, 1999, is in charge of airport operations, and has maintained the number one position in the world airport ranking for 12 consecutive years since 2005 in the World Airport Service Evaluation (ASQ). ..
  • 1971.3.31
    open unification
    In order to meet the growing demand for long-distance calls, long-distance calls have been converted to direct distance dialing.

    With the opening of the long-distance automatic telephone service between Seoul and Busan in 1971, the nationwide telephone automation project was launched in earnest.

    It is the first project of the automatic plan of inter-city telephony during the metropolitan time, and it is now possible to dial directly without going through a city-diplomatic exchange.
  • 1968.4.1
    Organization day
    The Reserve Day was established by the Ministry of National Defense in order to renew its commitment to protect the homeland with all the Republic of Korea's reserve forces are organized by the Ministry of National Defense.

    When the January 21st incident occurred in 1968, the founding ceremony of the Local Reserve Army was held at Daejeon Public Stadium on April 1 of that year, and the 'Local Reserve Army Day' ceremony was held every year on the first Saturday of April from 1970.
  • 2020.4.5
    Arbor Day Anniversary
    It is a day established to encourage the people's love for trees through tree planting and to make mountain areas a resource.
  • 1979.4.6
    opening date
    Bomun Tourist Complex is an international tourist resort located in Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do.

    The Gyeongju Tourism Development Plan was finalized in August 1971, and construction began in 1974 and was designated as Bomun Tourist Complex in 1975.

    In April 1979, the first stage of construction was completed and the first site was opened as a tourist complex.

    The complex, built around Bomunho Lake, a route to the eastern Bulguksa Temple and Tohamsan Mountain district, is equipped with a tourist resort and various cultural and leisure facilities.

    The Bomun Tourist Complex was designated as a hot spring zone in 1991 and a special tourist zone in 1994.

    At Gyeongju Expo Park, where the comprehensive cultural fair will be held, there is an 82-meter-high Gyeongju Tower, which is designed with the nine-story wooden pagoda of Hwangnyongsa Temple, where you can see the Bomun Complex at a glance.

    Shilla Millennium Park, where state-of-the-art outdoor epic plays will be performed as a complex history theme park, and Tejium Gyeongju, a teddy bear exhibition space, are also popular attractions for visitors.
  • 1896.4.7
    Publication date
    The Independent Newspaper was a private newspaper published for about three years and eight months until its opening on April 7, 1896, and closed on December 4, 1899.

    Seo Jae-pil was the center and published as the organization of the Independent Association.

    On April 7, 1957, the Korean Association of Newspaper Editors designated the independent newspaper as Newspaper Day.
  • 1994.4.8
    Debut date
    Born in Gongju, Chungcheongnam-do in 1973, Park Chan-ho, who attended Middle East Elementary School, Gongju Middle School, and Gongju High School, signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1994 when he was a sophomore at Hanyang University, becoming the first Korean to advance to the Major League.

    He has a career record of 476 games in 17 years in Major League Baseball, 124 wins and 98 losses in 1993 innings with an ERA of 4.36.

    In particular, 124 wins are the most wins by an Asian pitcher. It's a milestone that no one will ever encounter.
  • 1973.4.10
    The day of victory
    In April 1973, at the 32nd World Table Tennis Championships in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia (now Bosnia and Herzegovina), women's table tennis, led by Lee Erisa and Jung Hyun-sook, won the title and established a brilliant gold medal tower in Korean table tennis.
  • 1919.4.11
    statutory anniversary
    The anniversary of the establishment of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea was designated as an opportunity to succeed the spirit of the March 1st Movement and regain the sovereignty lost to Japan, and to inherit and develop the spirit of independence of the Korean Provisional Government established in Shanghai, Republic of China, in order to achieve the independence of the country.

    The ceremony, which was organized by the Korea Independent Merit Association until 1989, was established as a national anniversary on December 30, 1989 by the Korean government to commemorate April 11, the date of the establishment of the provisional government in Shanghai, and has been held as a government-sponsored event since the 71st anniversary ceremony on April 13, 1990.

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  • 1978.4.14
    Opening Day
    Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, located in Sejong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, was established by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and is one of Seoul's leading cultural and artistic institutions

    The Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, which has held many cultural events since its opening in 1978, is also a living witness of Korea's modern cultural and artistic history.
  • 1983.4.14
    The day of the competition
    Ssireum is a folk game of our own with the 5,000-year history of the Korean people and is valued as a Korean cultural heritage.

    Throughout its long history, ssireum, which has always been with the Korean people, was an equal movement that anyone can enjoy regardless of status.

    Ssireum is our traditional technique that does not require tools and has a healthy vitality to jump over the walls between people while being barefoot.

    Among the 450 players, Lee Joon-hee, Lee Bong-gul, Hong Hyun-wook, Lee Seung-sam, and Choi Wook-jin, who dominated the wrestling at the time, participated in the final of the 1st Cheonhajangsa Ssireum Competition.

    Surprisingly, however, Lee Man-ki, who was 20 years old, became a man of great strength.
  • 1967.4.15
    Completion date
    The hall, which was opened on December 1, 1908, was completely burnt down by the North Korean military on September 27, 1950, but was rebuilt on April 15, 1967.

    The Seoul Christian Youth Center was a base for the activities of enlightenment intellectuals and young people, contributing greatly to the historical development of Korean churches and society.

    In particular, the anti-Japanese movement and enlightenment movement were carried out under Japanese colonial rule, and after liberation, the unification movement, democratization movement, and civic movement were carried out.
  • 1979.4.18
    Completion date
    Jamsil Indoor Stadium is an indoor arena located in Seoul Sports Complex.

    Construction began on December 1, 1976, and was completed on April 18, 1979, with 11,069 seats installed.

    It is used as an indoor ball game stadium such as basketball, volleyball, and handball, and various performance events are also held.

    It was also used as an indoor football stadium in 1985. It was used as a basketball and volleyball stadium at the 1986 Asian Games and at the 1988 Summer Olympics.
  • 1955.4.18
    Date of hosting
    The Baekje Cultural Festival originated in 1955 when Buyeo-gun residents established an altar in Buyeo Mountain Fortress and offered a memorial service to the Three loyalist of Baekje.

    It has been held simultaneously in Daejeon, Gongju, and Buyeo since the 20th anniversary of 1974, and has been held in Gongju for one year after the decision of the Baekje Cultural Festival Improvement Committee in 1979.

    This local festival is organized by Buyeo-gun or Gongju-si and organized by the Baekje Cultural Promotion Committee to have the characteristics of traditional cultural festivals.​

    More than 60 events will be held as major events, including the National Sijo Gyeongchang Contest, the Palace Contest, the Fireworks Festival, traditional folk performances, Baekje history and culture experiences, and academic seminars.

    In particular, King Munju's Ungjinseong's Cheondo Ceremony and the disguise parade of Baekje Culture, where more than 5,000 people participate, is a central event that reproduces and inherits Baekje culture.​
  • 1960.4.19
    Statutory anniversary
    The April 19 Revolution or the April Revolution is an anti-dictatorship struggle and revolution that expanded to large-scale citizens across the country, including student protests calling for the invalidity of the election and re-election in protest of the ruling Liberal Party of the Republic of Korea's vote-counting scheme on April 19, 1960, to elect Lee Ki-bung as vice president.

    The Busan Ilbo reported that Kim Joo-yeol, a student who recently entered Masan Commercial High School after graduating from Namwon Middle School in North Jeolla Province in 1960 after he participated in the March 15 Masan uprising, was missing 27 days after the March 15 election was invalid, and the protests intensified nationwide when a tear gas shot by a police officer in his left eye was embedded in the sea off the central pier in Masan.

    On April 19, police opened fire on protesters who flocked to the presidential residence, the Gyeongmudae, and after the shooting, the protesters armed with guns and fought back. President Rhee Syng-man, who faced national resistance and the military command's refusal to mobilize force, announced the resignation on April 26, leading to the collapse of Rhee Syng-man's Liberal Party regime, and as a result of this revolution, the Second Republic was launched on June 15 (the June 15 constitutional amendment).

    It was designated as the 1974 statutory anniversary in order to honor the spirit of the April 19 Revolution, inherit and develop the 4/19 Democratic Philosophy, realize a defined society, and mourn the spirits of the victims.