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Meaningful Days of Korean History

  • 1335.10.27
    Taejo Lee Seong-gye's Birth Day
    Lee Seong-gye (October 27, 1335 (October 11, 1335) to June 18, 1408 (May 24, 1408) was the first king to be a shaman, politician, and founder of Joseon.

    Lee Seong-gye became famous for his distinguished military service in the war against Japanese pirates and the Red Turban Invasion of Korea at the end of the Goryeo Dynasty. The Yuihwado Rebellion eliminated King Wu and Choe Yeong and took political and military power in one hand.

    In conjunction with emerging political forces, the new dynasty 'Joseon' was founded to replace Goryeo. He was reigned for seven years from 1392 to 1398, and was succeeded by King Jeongjong, the second king, in the wake of the prince's rebellion.
  • 2010.10.30
    the day of the game
    On July 8, 1992, he was born in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province.

    He received considerable attention abroad as he went through the U-17 national team in 2009 and received lip service as the highest-ever super-special prospect with a four-year contract with Hamburg SV in 2010.

    On 30 October 2010, he scored his debut goal for the Bundesliga at the age of 18, signaling the birth of a new star.
  • 1878.11.9
    birthday
    Patriot of the Korean Empire (on March 10, 1938, on November 9, to 1878 and 安昌浩) An education reform activist and social activist who enlightened farmers and independent activists, educators, politicians of the Japanese occupation.

    During his lifetime, he organized and organized Korean-American organizations such as Heungsadan and the Korean National Association, and participated in and led the establishment of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea from April 1919.

    On March 21, 1988, after his death, an honorary diploma was awarded to him at the Salvation School, where Ahn Chang-ho studied, namely, Shinjang Middle School and Gyeongshin High School (a school of Presbyterian Church belonging to the integration of the Presbyterian Church of Korea).
  • 1987.11.19
    the date of death
    Lee Byung-chul (Lee Byung-chul, Feb. 12, 1910 to Nov. 19, 1987) is a South Korean businessman who founded Samsung Group, CJ Group and Hansol Group JoongAng Ilbo.

    In 1938, he founded Samsung Corporation and later engaged in trade. It established Samsung C&T in 1951, Cheil Jedang and Cheil Industries in 1953, and expanded its manufacturing business through exports to pave the way for Samsung Group, including Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Samsung C&T Corp. and Samsung Petrochemical Co.

    He also entered broadcasting and media by establishing TBC in May 1964 and JoongAng Ilbo in September of the following year. However, the JoongAng Ilbo handed it over to the Hong Jin-ki family.

    Since then, devoted to business activities, Samsung Electronics and Samsung Electro-Mechanics have been successful in exporting electronics products by establishing them in 1969.
  • 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.
  • 1979.12.6
    election day
    South Korea's 10th presidential election refers to the election of a successor to fill the remainder of his term on December 6, 1979, as President Park Chung-hee died on October 26, 1979 after failing to complete his term of office that was supposed to expire on December 26, 1984.

    Acting President Choi Kyu-ha, the only candidate in the race, was elected with overwhelming approval ratings.

    The election was conducted in a relatively free atmosphere, which was quite different from the previous one in the National Congress of Unification, with 82 invalid votes, a de facto opposition.

    Acting President Choi Kyu-ha was formally inaugurated as president on December 21, but Chun Doo-hwan became a scarecrow president on December 12 when he staged a coup.
  • 1987.12.16
    election day
    The election was held on December 16, 1987 to elect the 13th president of Korea.

    As a result of the June 1987 uprising, it was the first direct presidential election held in 16 years, and the participation rate was very high, with 89.2 percent, the highest since the third presidential election in 1956.

    As a result of the election, Roh Tae-woo of the Democratic Justice Party beat Kim Young-sam of the second-largest United Democratic Party by 8.6 percent of the vote and 1,945,157 votes.

    For the military government, it was a roller coaster election that came to life, but for those who fought hard for democracy, it was a complete election.

    As a result, the Yeongnam-Honam conflict has become more intense, especially between PK and Honam.
  • 1598.12.16
    Die in a war
    Yi Sun-sin (李舜臣, April 28, 1545 to December 16, 1598 (November 19, 1598) was a military official of the mid-Joseon Period who served as the governor of Jindo County and the commander of Jwa-do County in Jeolla Province.

    During the Japanese Invasion of Korea in 1592, he became the commander of the three provinces of Joseon and won consecutive naval battles with the Japanese naval forces due to his leadership, outstanding tactics, outstanding strategies and skillful tactics.

    On November 19, 1598 (Dec. 16, 1598), he took the lead in the Battle of Noryang and Gwaneumpo and was sadly hit by the enemy's stray bullet.

    Until the moment of his death, he quietly closed his eyes, saying, "The fight is urgent, so refrain from saying that I am dead."

    Admiral Yi Sun-sin is revered as a saint who saved Joseon from a crisis.
  • 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.
  • 877.1.31
    Taejo Wang Geon's Birthday
    Taejo (r. 918-943 CE), previously known as Wang Geon or Wang Kon, was the founder and first king of the Goryeo (Koryo) kingdom which unified and ruled ancient Korea from 918 CE to 1392 CE. Wang Geon was given the posthumous title of Taejo meaning 'Great Founder.' His dynasty would oversee an unprecedented flourishing of Korean culture, and its name is the origin of modern Korea's English name.

    The Fall of Silla
    The Unified Silla Kingdom (668- 935 CE) had held sway over the Korean peninsula for three centuries, but the state was in a slow decline. Rebellions from the peasantry and the aristocracy were rife, and there followed a period of political turmoil referred to as the Later Three Kingdoms period (889-935). Gyeon Hwon, a peasant leader, took advantage of the political unrest in 892 CE and formed a revival of the old Baekje kingdom in the south-west portion of the peninsula. Meanwhile, an aristocratic Buddhist monk leader, Gung Ye declared a new Goguryeo state in the north in 901 CE, known as Later Goguryeo. Gung Ye was assisted by his first minister and general Wang Geon, the son of a wealthy merchant and local headman at Gaeseong in the Silla kingdom.
  • 2020.3.26
    Ahn Jung-geun's patriotic martyrdom
    He was an independence activist at the end of the Korean Peninsula and worked hard to foster human resources by establishing Samheung School. On October 26, 1909, he disguised himself as a Japanese and infiltrated Harbin Station and killed Ito Hirobumi, the main culprit of Korean invasion, on the station platform.
    On March 26, 1910, he died in Lushun Prison and was posthumously awarded the Order of Merit for National Foundation in 1962.
  • 1994.4.8
    Debut date
    Born in Gongju, Chungcheongnam-do in 1973, Park Chan-ho, who attended Middle East Elementary School, Gongju Middle School, and Gongju High School, signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1994 when he was a sophomore at Hanyang University, becoming the first Korean to advance to the Major League.

    He has a career record of 476 games in 17 years in Major League Baseball, 124 wins and 98 losses in 1993 innings with an ERA of 4.36.

    In particular, 124 wins are the most wins by an Asian pitcher. It's a milestone that no one will ever encounter.
  • 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.
  • 1545.4.28
    statutory anniversary
    "Chungmugong Yi Sun-sin's Birthday" is an anniversary established to promote the patriotism and loyalty of Admiral Yi Sun-sin, who was born on April 28, 1545, and to promote the spirit of national independence.

    The events in honor of Admiral Yi Sun-sin began shortly after his death and have continued to this day.

    Since 1945, the festival has been held annually under the auspices of the Chungmugong Memorial Foundation. Since the 1960s, Yi Sun-sin was regarded as a hero of the old country and a symbol of patriotic soldiers.
  • 1970.5.1
    Death Day
    King Yeongchin lived a fresh life like the fate of a slanted country.

    He became the last crown prince of the Korean Empire and succeeded the 28th royal throne of Joseon, but when his brother and predecessor King Sunjong ascended, the country had already disappeared and the throne to succeed was missing.

    He was taken to Japan at the young age of eleven, married a Japanese royal, Yi Bang-ja, and stayed in Japan for more than 50 years until he returned home in 1963.

    He returned to Korea in November 1963 for the first time in 56 years, but lived in a hospital for seven years after returning to Korea.

    Yi Bang-ja, the widow, died on April 30, 1989 while managing Myeonghwiwon while protecting Nakseonjae of Changdeokgung Palace.