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Meaningful Days of Korean History

  • 1950.9.15
    Incheon Landing Operation Day
    Operation Chromite was a landing operation led by Douglas MacArthur, commander of the UN forces, on September 15, 1950, when the Korean War was in full swing.

    The operation involved more than 75,000 troops and 261 naval vessels.

    In two weeks, the UN forces will occupy Seoul.The code name of the operation was Operation Chromite.
  • 1963.9.15
    Release Date
    Ramen is a convenient food that Koreans find as a substitute for snacks or meals.

    The first ramen to be introduced to Korea was Samyang Ramen, which was released on September 15, 1963.

    Jeon Joong-yoon, who sampled ramen in Japan at a time when the food shortage was severe, pushed for ramen production with confidence that it would help solve the food problem.

    The government borrowed money from the government to import two ramen-producing machines from Japan's Myojo Foods to start producing Samyang Ramen.

    As of 2020, Nongshim Shin Ramyun ranked first in sales in the domestic ramen market last year.

    According to the Korea Agro-Fishery Food Distribution Corporation, the total sales of the Korean ramen market in 2019 were 2.83 trillion won.
  • 1988.9.17
    88 Seoul Olympics Opening Day
    The 1988 Summer Olympics (English: 1988 Summer Olympics, Games of the XXIV Olympiad) was held in Seoul, South Korea, from September 17, 1988 to October 2, 1988.
    It is the largest Olympic Games in 12 years, with 160 countries, most of the IOC members participating.

    The official theme song was 'Hand in Hand' sung by Koreana, and there are Korean and English versions. The flags of the countries that participated in the 1988 Summer Olympics are now raised in Olympic Park.
  • 1991.9.17
    Historic event date
    U.N. Security Council Resolution 702 is a resolution unanimously recommended to the U.N. General Assembly on August 8, 1991 by the divided countries of the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea as separate countries without voting at the U.N. General Assembly.
    On September 17, 1991, the 46th General Assembly of the United Nations passed a proposal to join.
  • 1940.9.17
    date of creation date
    The Korean Liberation Army is a regular military officer of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea, which was organized in Chongqing, Republic of China on September 17, 1940.

    Founded in January 1939, it was formed on September 17, 1940, in conjunction with the Party Army of the Korean Independence Party and other independence forces, as well as the Manchurian Independence Army led by Ji Cheong-cheon and Lee Beom-seok.

    In 1942, Kim Won-bong's Joseon Medical Corps was absorbed, and the scale was expanded and reorganized. It was Ji Cheong-cheon and Lee Beom-seok, his chief of staff, who effectively led the Liberation Army.

    The Liberation Army was controlled by the Chinese People's Party until 1944 and took over the command from the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea in August 1944.

    Later, he prepared for a domestic vacuum operation with OSS, the predecessor of the U.S. CIA, before returning to Korea in 1946 on August 15, 1945.
  • 1959.9.17
    Occurrence date
    On September 17, 1959, Typhoon Sarah-ho hit the southern part of the Korean Peninsula during Chuseok.

    Sarah will wreck havoc on the southern provinces and made his way through the next donghae, 1904, the pressure since the start of meteorological and big typhoon.

    Sarah caused great damage, including 849 deaths and missing people and 380,000 victims.
  • 1945.9.20
    Installation Date
    On September 20, 1945, the U.S. Military Government Office was established in Seoul to take charge of security and administration in areas south of the 3.8-line.

    The first commander was Lt. Gen. J. R. Hodge, commander of the 24th U.S. Army.

    The U.S. military government transferred administrative power to the South Korean government established on August 15, 1948, after implemented legislative and administrative functions.
  • 1610.9.22
    a historic day
    Donguibogam is an encyclopedia that brings together Chinese and Korean medical books under the orders of Heo Jun (1539-1615).

    It was compiled in 1596 (the 29th year of King Seonjo's reign) and completed in 1610 (the 2nd year of King Gwanghae's reign), and is considered to have integrated medicine at that time.

    It is the "Donguibogam," which is still considered a global agenda.

    In July 2009, it was the first Oriental medical book to be listed as a UNESCO Memory of the World and was promoted from the National Treasure to the National Treasure in 2015, 402 years after its publication.
  • 1990.9.25
    award day
    It was established in 1988 to commemorate the successful hosting of the 24th Seoul Olympics, to sublimate and develop the spirit of human harmony and world peace, and to realize the peace of the divided Korean people.

    The Seoul Peace Prize Foundation, which was established with 10 billion won out of the surplus for the Seoul Olympics, is in charge of hosting and awarding the event.

    The award is given every two years to individuals or organizations that have greatly contributed to human harmony and world peace in all areas of the world, transcending the nation, race, religion, and ideology.

    The first winner of the 1990 Seoul Peace Prize was IOC President J. A. Samaranch, who was awarded a certificate of merit and $300,000 in prize money.
  • 1981.9.25
    a date designated as a historical site
    It was constructed in 1922 and completed as Gyeongseong Station in 1925. After Korea's liberation from Japanese colonial rule, it became Seoul Station in 1947.

    Japanese occupation at the time of war material and manpower supply and demand for supplies, a primary role to play as vehicles built by Japan for historical building, Saito Makoto hand.OK to have been created jeongchoseok to be installed, Mainland China and Japan testifies to the history of Korea order to gain control was carried out as a history of aggression.

    It was designated as Historic Site No. 284 in 1981.

    It was designed by the Japanese as a stone-mixed brick building with one basement floor and two ground floors. It played a role as a railway facility in Seoul. However, it was no longer used as a history when its function was transferred to the integrated private history station in 2003. It was restored and is now used as a complex cultural space.

    The first floor is treated with Renaissance palace construction techniques, and the top and second floors are red bricks, partially decorated with granite, and the oldest railway building in Korea is of great architectural value.
  • 1963.9.26
    Patient Occurrence Date
    Since the first cholera case was reported in Busan in September 1963, the number of patients has been increasing by an average of 30 per day.

    By October, more than 1,000 patients were reported across the country, of which more than 70 died. In response, the government set up a quarantine headquarters for cholera and conducted public disinfection and vaccinations.

    In addition, measures were taken to block ports, close schools at various levels, ban rallies, and prohibit access to areas where patients occurred. Cholera is an infectious disease of the digestive system caused by vibrio cholera, and the main symptoms are severe vomiting and diarrhea.

    According to the article at the time, not eating raw food and not drinking cold water were the first measures to prevent cholera.
  • 1983.9.27
    Korean Catholic saints Approval Day
    In September 1983, the Vatican approved 103 martyrs of Korean Catholicism, including Father Kim Dae-gun (1821-1846), as saints, and Pope John Paul II visited Korea to hold a ceremony in May 1984.
  • 1992.9.27
    Historic event date
    On August 24, 1992, China and South Korea established formal diplomatic relations.

    From September 27 to 30, 1992, South Korean President Roh Tae-woo was the first Korean head of state to visit China at the invitation of Chinese President Yang Sang-gon.

    Through the summit, the two countries discussed ways to promote Sino-Korean relations and cooperate for peace and prosperity in Northeast Asia.
  • 1970.9.27
    Anniversary
    Tourism Day is an anniversary established by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to promote the development of the tourism industry and to promote the importance of tourism. On this day, various countries around the world will hold commemorative events.

    Korea also holds various events to revitalize the tourism industry with the annual ceremony.
  • 1983.9.28
    the date of commencement
    On September 28, 1982, a groundbreaking ceremony for the Han River Comprehensive Development Project was held at the Yeouido High Water Park.

    The project has refurbished a 36km-long stream from Amsa-dong in Gangdong-gu to Haengju Bridge, and created leisure facilities and civic parks.

    The construction was completed in 1986, with a total construction cost of 956 billion won.