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Meaningful Days of Korean History

  • 2000.12.10
    Nobel Peace Prize Day
    Kim Dae-jung (January 6, 1924-August 18, 2009), the 15th President of the Republic of Korea, attended the 2000 Nobel Peace Awards Ceremony held at Oslo City Hall, Norway on December 10, 2000 and received a Nobel Peace Prize certificate and medal. And gave the award speech. . It is the 81st Nobel Prize in the world and the first Korean to win.

    About 1,300 distinguished guests, including King Harle V, King of Norway and Gunna Berger, chairman of the Nobel Committee, attended and congratulated President Kim Dae-jung's Nobel Peace Prize. .

    Through the progress report, Chairman Gunna Berg explained that President Kim Dae-jung has consistently committed his life for democracy, human rights, and reconciliation and cooperation between North and South Korea. He emphasized that it is comparable to Nelson Mandela and Billy Brandt.

    President Kim Dae-jung introduced the process of the inter-Korean summit in detail through his Prime Minister's speech, and human rights are universal and valid values ​​that should be protected and respected regardless of East and West, and for human rights and peace in Korea and the world, and for the reconciliation and cooperation of the Korean people in the future. I pledged to do my best.
  • 1997.12.18
    the date of the election of the 15th President
    The 15th presidential election is to elect the 15th president of the Republic of Korea. Thursday, 18 December 1997 took place on saejeongchi a candidate for the National Conference of the Kim Dae-jung was elected.

    Saejeongchi the National Conference of the president candidate Kim Dae-jung and president of the United Liberal Democrats on November 3, the Free Democratic Party in 1997, a presidential candidate to sign the agreement and presidential election to Kim Dae-jung.If Kim Dae-jung was elected president after unifying the candidate agreed to form a government.

    It is of historical significance that it is the first peaceful democratic regime change in 36 years for a DPP party to come to power for the first time since the Cabinet of Scenes was lost in the May 16 military coup in 1961.
  • 1999.4.19
    Date of visit to Korea
    Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the first lady Kim Dae-jung as president and first lady of three nights and four days from 22 to April 19 at the invitation of the state visit our country.

    The visit is the first of its kind for a British head of state since the two countries established diplomatic ties in 1883.

    On April 21, the queen, who visited Andong Hahoe Village and Bongjeongsa Temple, the home of Confucianism, was delighted to receive the Korean traditional birthday prize carefully prepared by Hahoe Village on the occasion of her 73rd birthday and taste Korean food with chopsticks.
  • 1980.5.18
    Statutory anniversary
    It is a democratization movement held by citizens of Gwangju Metropolitan City and Jeollanam-do region from May 18th to 27th, 1980.

    They demanded the abolition of martial law, the resignation of new military personnel, including security commander Chun Doo-hwan, and the release of Kim Dae-jung.

    It was the political tragedy that caused the most casualties after the Korean War in 1950, and was one of the biggest events in the process of democratization in Korea.

    At the time of the outbreak in 1980, it was defined as a riot (Gwangju Incident) by very few impurities and mobs, but on April 1, 1988, after the inauguration of the 6th Republic, it was formally defined as the'Gwangju Democratization Movement' by the Democratization Promotion Committee.

    "May 18 Democratic Movement Anniversary" was established as a court anniversary in May 1997, and in May 2011, a documentary related to the May 18 Democratic Movement was officially registered as a UNESCO World Record Heritage Site.
  • 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.
  • 1973.8.8
    Kidnapping Day
    In the case of Kim Dae Jung's abduction, Kim Dae Jung, a politician of the Republic of Korea who was in exile in Japan, was in the vicinity of Grand Palace Hotel Room 2210 in Tokyo, Japan, around 1:00 pm on August 8, 1973, in opposition to the Park Chung-hee Restoration System. It was discovered in front of his home in Seoul on August 13 after being abducted by Korean Central Intelligence Agency personnel.
  • 2019.11.22
    award day
    Cha Bum-keun (born May 22, 1953) is a South Korean retired footballer who plays as a football coach, commentator and critic.

    Cha Bum-keun, who started his career in Germany at the German Bundesliga SV Darmstadt in 1978, has a record of 121 goals.

    When he played in the Bundesliga, it was difficult for Germans to call Cha Bum-keun's Romanization, so he called him Tscha Bum.

    It was nicknamed the Brown Bomber because of its rapid penetration into space and its strong appearance in aerial warfare.

    Cha Beom-geun was awarded the Cross Merit Medal for his decades of efforts to develop relations between South Korea and Germany.

    As Koreans, the late Cardinal Kim Soo-hwan and the late President Kim Dae-jung were awarded.