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Meaningful Days of Korean History

  • 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
    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.
  • 1953.6.18
    release date
    On 18 June 1953, he released 27,000 anti-communist prisoners who refused to return to the communist side.

    The release of the anti-communist prisoners was a case in which South Korea released the anti-communist prisoners held in Geoje Island without the consent of the U.S. and other UN forces during the armistice talks of the Korean War.

    Under the leadership of the Syngman Rhee regime at the time, anti-communist prisoners were evacuated from eight concentration camps across the country, including Busan, Gwangju and Nonsan.
  • 1962.6.21
    Date of establishment
    The Korean government, which established the first five-year economic development plan, established the Korea Trade Promotion Corporation on June 21, 1962.

    At that time, Korea's annual exports amounted to $57 million, with only 33 countries subject to trade.

    As a public service agency for the promotion of Korean trade, it has supported quantitative expansion and qualitative development of trade in the process of leading and supporting the industry's entry into overseas markets, and supports the introduction and implementation of government trade policies.

    Basic tasks such as collecting and delivering information on overseas markets, pioneering and arranging overseas markets, and overseas exhibition and promotion of Korean products are characterized by overseas-oriented features.

    Since its establishment in 1962 with the simultaneous establishment of overseas trade centers in New York, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, and Bangkok, it has been expanded and reorganized with the promotion of Korean trade.

    The current name is Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency.
  • 2002.6.22
    Date of advance to the semifinals
    It was a World Cup competition co-hosted by Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30, 2002 under the auspices of FIFA.

    At the 2002 World Cup soccer tournament on June 22, South Korea defeated Spain and created a semi-final myth after a close match that even led to a penalty shootout.

    Captain Hong Myung-bo, the last kicker in the penalty shootout, scored a goal to confirm his advance to the semifinals.

    It was the first time for an Asian team to reach the semifinals.

    It was also the first time in 19 years that Korea has advanced to the semifinals since the 1983 World Youth Association in Mexico.
  • 1973.6.22
    Opening Date
    Namhae Bridge, the first suspension bridge in Korea with a total length of 660 meters and a height of 80 meters, was opened on June 22, 1973.

    This bridge connects Noryang-ri, Seolcheon-myeon, Namhae-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do with Noryang-ri, Geumnam-myeon, Hadong-gun.

    In 1968, Hyundai Engineering & Construction began construction as a whole, and it was completed after a construction period of 5 years and 1 month.
  • 1967.6.23
    Relocated day
    The Gyeonggi Provincial Government moved from Seoul to the foot of Paldang Mountain in Suwon on June 23, 1967.

    As the provincial government moved to Suwon, a business trip to Uijeongbu was created to take charge of administrative affairs in northern Gyeonggi Province.