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Meaningful Days of Korean History

  • 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.
  • 1950.6.25
    the date of the outbreak of the Korean War
    It was a war on the Korean Peninsula at dawn on June 25, 1950, when North Korean communist forces illegally Invasion from North Korea across the 38th parallel, which was the inter-Korean military demarcation line.

    It is considered one of the cases in which the Cold War structure developed with the end of World War II exploded into a heated war, and it was a war that took place when Kim Il-sung invaded South Korea with the help of the Soviet Union and China.

    The South Korean military withdrew Seoul in three days, but regained Seoul on September 15 due to the "Incheon Landing Operation."

    The war took place for a total of 1,129 days over the three years from 1950.6.25 to 1953.7.27.
  • 1966.6.25
    Victory Day
    Kim Ki-soo (20 September 1941 – 10 June 1997) was the first Korean boxing champion to win the WBA/WBC World Super welterweight title at Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul on 25 June 1966.
  • 1983.6.30
    broadcast day
    KBS's special live broadcast, "Finding the Separated Family," was broadcast live for 138 days and 453 hours and 45 minutes from 10:15 p.m. on June 30, 1983 to 4 a.m. on November 14, 1983.

    The Korean Peninsula is the longest-running Cold War zone in the world. The number of separated families in the Republic of Korea reached about 10 million due to the division of South and North Korea caused by Japanese colonial era (1910-1945) and the Korean War (1950.6.25).

    KBS is visiting separated families on KBS special live broadcasting around the 33rd anniversary of the Korean War and the 30th anniversary of the armistice agreement (1953.7.27).Plan >. It contains the tragic Cold War situation in Korea and the horrors of war.

    The scene in which the blood relatives were reunited and hugged and wailed healed the pain of separated families, and served as a catalyst for the first reunions of families separated by the two Koreas (1985.9), contributing to the easing of tensions on the Korean Peninsula. It also sent a message of peace to the world that such tragedies should no longer occur.

    The broadcast is also a monumental legacy for broadcasters around the world. It is the world's largest family-finding program using television. A total of 100,952 separated family members applied and 53,536 were introduced on the air, with 10,189 separated family members reunited. 1,641 personnel in charge of broadcasting were deployed and broadcast for 138 days.
  • 1970.7.1
    effective date
    A postal code is a code that numbers part of an address for efficient mail sorting and delivery.

    The original postal code was established on July 1, 1970.

    The world's first postal code was introduced in Germany in 1941, Britain in 1959 and the United States in 1963.

    As of August 1, 2015, the five-digit zone number assigned to the national basic zone has been used as a postal code.

    Using the reorganized postal code, mail can be delivered quickly and accurately by optimizing the delivery route of postmen, thereby improving postal service, and sharing various information of all public institutions can strengthen the competitiveness of the country.
  • 1989.7.1
    Effective Date
    Starting with the Medical Insurance Act of 1963, the medical insurance system expanded to more than 500 businesses in 1977, civil servants and private schools in 1979, five or more businesses and farming villages in 1988, and urban areas in 1989.
  • 1979.7.3
    Opening Day
    On July 3, 1979, the opening ceremony of the Korea General Exhibition Center, with a floor space of 8,300 pyeong, was held at the site of Samsung-dong, Seoul.

    The exhibition hall has one basement floor and three floors above ground, and has exhibition facilities and international conference rooms.

    Its original name was KOEX, but it was renamed COEX (CONVENTION & EXHIBITION) in 1998. Samsung Station on Line 2 and Bongeunsa Station on Line 9 are connected to COEX.

    The comprehensive exhibition facility consists of the main building and annex, and there are convenience facilities such as hotels and department stores, as well as foreign casinos, and the performance hall COEX Artium' is located on the ground.