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Meaningful Days of Korean History

  • 1990.9.4
    Date of hosting
    High-level inter-Korean talks were held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Seoul on September 4, 1990.

    The North Korean delegation consisted of 90 people, including Prime Minister Yeon Hyung-mook, entourage and journalists, and arrived in Seoul through Panmunjom on the same day and began an official three-night and four-day schedule.

    The meeting was held with the prime ministers of the two Koreas as the chief delegates to resolve the political and military confrontation between the two Koreas and discuss various exchanges and cooperation.
  • 1950.9.6
    Women's Founding Day
    On September 6, 1950, during the Korean War, the Women's Volunteer Army Education Corps was officially launched in Busan, the temporary capital, and for the first time, female soldiers appeared in the military organization.
  • 1982.9.9
    Forwarding date
    Korean Air produced F-5F, the first domestic fighter jet in Korean history.

    Following the launching ceremony on September 9, the pilot flight was handed over to the Air Force, raising the curtain of the era of domestic fighter jets.

    The ceremony was attended by President Chun Doo-hwan, Defense Minister Yoon Sung-min, high-ranking military generals, National Assembly Defense and Commerce Committee members, and foreigners in Korea, including U.S. Ambassador to Korea Walker.

    It named the Korean fighter 'Jegong-ho'.
  • 2000.9.10
    designated date
    Daeungjeon Hall of Jogyesa Temple in Seoul is a Joseon-era Daeungjeon Hall located in Gyeonji-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul. On September 10, 2000, it was designated as Tangible Cultural Property No. 127 of the Seoul Metropolitan Government.

    It is the headquarters of the Jogye Order, which represents Korean Buddhism, and is a place where the Bodhisattva spirit of the great monk who pursues a world where people live together.

    It is also the site of history with the Korean people during the turbulent times of modern and contemporary history, especially the place of national self-reliance that overcame the gloomy era of Japanese colonial rule.

    Jogyesa Temple is the only traditional temple located in the middle of Jongno, the center of Seoul, an international cultural city, where visitors can relax and relax.

  • 1964.9.11
    Date of dispatch
    Starting with the first dispatch of troops on September 11, 1964, the South Korean combat troops were deployed to the Vietnam War under the Park Chung-hee administration, which lasted for four times until April 1966.

    By March 1973, 320,000 South Korean troops had been dispatched to Vietnam after four parliamentary agreements.

    It was South Korea's first overseas dispatch of troops to South Korea at the request of the South Korean government and the U.S.

    Korea participated in the Vietnam War and sent the second largest number of troops after the United States.
  • 1979.9.14
    Event day
    On September 14, 1976, a welcoming competition for the Korean-Japanese Chusok Shrine was held at the National Theater of Korea in Jangchung-dong, Seoul.

    The Korean-Japanese native visitors arrived in 11 teams from August 27 to September 13, most of them were taken to Japanese colonial era for forced labor and settled in Japan after losing their chance to return home after liberation.

    At the welcoming competition, various consolation events were held for the 3,500 Korean-Japanese who visited their home country in decades.

    The Korean-Japanese visit project was carried out by the government since 1975 and continued until the 1990s.
  • 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.