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Meaningful Days of Korean History

  • 1971.9.29
    completion date
    On September 29, 1971, the completion ceremony of 5.16 Square was held in Yeouido.

    The plaza was completed seven months after its construction began, and was able to accommodate 550,000 people at the same time with a 120,000-pyeong scale.

    The name was changed to 'Yeouido Plaza' and the park was established in 1997.

    In 1999, it was opened as a "Yeouido Park" with ecological forests and lawns.
  • 2005.10.1
    completion date
    The Seoul Metropolitan Government spent 380 billion won to complete the 5.84km section on September 30, 2005, starting with the demolition of the Cheonggyecheon High School on July 1, 2003, in front of the Dong-A Ilbo building in Gwanghwamun, to the Sindap Railroad Bridge in Seongdong-gu.

    The Cheonggyecheon restoration project has a positive aspect in that it has torn down the old Cheonggye Pass, which used to be a nuisance, provided citizens with rest areas in the city center, and created new tourist attractions.

    In fact, about 190 million Koreans and foreigners visited the stream for 10 years from 2005 to 2015.
  • 1974.10.3
    opening day
    On October 3, 1974, the Korean Folk Village opened in Yongin, Gyeonggi-do.

    Located at 90 Folk Village Road, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, the Korean Folk Village is a comprehensive tourist destination with the theme of traditional culture built to preserve and transfer our folk culture and to use it as a tourist resource and field-training educational facility.

    The Korean Folk Village reproduces the customs and lifestyle of the late Joseon Dynasty by combining houses of 99 kan yangban houses, intangible cultural assets such as pungmul nori, tightrope walking, and folk crafts such as bamboo work, embroidery, and knots.
  • 1969.10.7
    Completion date
    On October 7, 1969, the completion ceremony of the Namgang Dam across the Namgang River, a tributary of the Nakdonggang River, was held in Jinju, Gyeongsangnam-do.

    It is a multi-purpose dam that will also serve as a hydroelectric power plant while preventing flooding of the Nakdong River and supplying drinking water and agricultural and industrial water, and is 975 meters long and 21 meters high.

    Under the first five-year economic development plan, it was completed in seven years with the help of Korean engineers after the groundbreaking in 1962.

    Jinyang Lake, an artificial lake formed by the construction of a dam, is used as a tourist resource in Jinju along with Jinju Castle and Chokseongnu Pavilion
  • 1946.10.15
    the opening day
    After Korea's liberation from Japanese colonial rule in 1945, the U.S. military government planned to create a national Seoul National University by integrating other universities specializing in industry and agriculture with Kyungsung Imperial University at the center.

    On July 13, 1946, the U.S. Military Government officially announced the "National Seoul National University Plan" and the "Act on the Establishment of National Seoul National University" was promulgated on August 22, the same year, and Seoul National University was officially established.

    At the time of its opening on October 15, 1946, nine colleges (Munri University, Engineering University, Agricultural College, Law School, College of Education, College of Education, College of Law, College of Education, College of Commerce, College of Medicine, College of Arts, Dental College) and one graduate school were started. Since then, the size of departments and graduate schools has gradually increased.
  • 1973.10.17
    Opening Day
    On October 17, 1973, the National Theater of Korea (currently the National Theater of Korea) was opened in Jangchung-dong, Seoul.

    The Grand Theater of the new National Theater, which was built at the foot of Namsan Mountain, was a state-of-the-art art theater with facilities such as revolving stage and moving stage.

    As the first performance to commemorate its opening, 'Sungwoong Yi Sun-shin' was performed.

    The National Theater of Korea is the first national theater in Asia, founded in 1950.

    It is operated for the purpose of creative development of national art and improving the cultural welfare of the people, and has the National Changgeuk Company, the National Dance Company, and the National Gugak Orchestra.
  • 2000.10.25
    designated date
    Dokdo Day was established by a private organization, the Dokdo Guard, to commemorate the establishment of Dokdo as a subsidiary of Ulleungdo Island on October 25, 1900 by Imperial Gojong in 2000.

    Japanese textbooks claim that Dokdo is Japan's land, but Dokdo is truly Korean land, and Japan aims at Dokdo's resources and various benefits and makes a one-sided argument that is not true at all.

    The fact that Dokdo is Korean territory can be found in a number of key documents related to Dokdo's sovereignty, such as Scarpin No. 677, and Dokdo can be seen from Ulleungdo, but Dokdo cannot be seen from any Japanese island. .

    In addition to this, there is a lot of evidence that Dokdo is Korean territory. Japanese people are not aware of this because the Japanese government has educated students with textbooks containing false information about Dokdo.
  • 1971.10.30
    Completion date
    On October 30, 1971, the Yeouido Sibeom Apartment, built by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, was completed.

    Yeouido Sibeom Apartment was Korea's first complex-type high-rise apartment built for the development of Yeouido, and was about 1,500 households in 24 buildings with 12 stories high.

    Cold hot water, heating, electricity, and telephones were first underground piping, and 24 elevators and two escalators were installed inside, which were called state-of-the-art apartments at the time of construction.

    It was also the first apartment to build a model house.
  • 1997.11.6
    Completion date
    On November 6, 1997, the completion ceremony of the Dokdo berthing facility was held at the Dokdo Museum in Ulleungdo.

    The Dokdo berthing facility started construction in April 1996 for the safety of vessels entering and leaving Dokdo, such as Dokdo defense and transportation of goods, and started construction in April 1996. It consisted of a simple pier and a 100m ramp.

    The monument built at the completion of the berthing facility is engraved with the sentence, "At the end of the eastern part of the Republic of Korea, let the stormy waves lie down and we plant the Korean spirit on Dokdo."
  • 1968.11.7
    opening day
    On November 7, 1968, the opening ceremony of Sewoon Shopping Center in Jongno, Seoul was held. The mall was built with a total floor space of 10,470 pyeong and 13 floors above ground, with a private capital of 612 million won.

    To be exact, it is the first residential and commercial complex in Korea under the name of the entire residential and commercial complex that connects Jongno 3-ga and Toegye-ro 3-ga.

    The name Sewoon Sangga was named by Seoul Mayor Kim Hyun-ok at the time, meaning "the energy of the world should gather here."

    At first, high-end residential apartments and shops existed together, but since the 1960s, this area has been a place of business that fixes and sells all kinds of junk from U.S. military units, and the shops here have become a mecca of electronic products including household appliances.

    Since then, the rapid development of Gangnam has led to the disappearance of Merritt as a residential area, and eventually, apartments at the top have been converted into commercial buildings as engineers' workshops.

    The formerly stagnant commercial atmosphere has been transformed through urban regeneration projects, and now people are visiting more frequently.
  • 1973.11.9
    opening day
    Dosan Park is a park in Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul.

    Construction began in 1971 and opened in 1973. The park was named after Ahn Chang-ho's penchant for patriotism and education.

    It is the place where Dosan Ahn Chang-ho and his wife Lee Hye-ryeon were buried together. There is a statue of Ahn Chang-ho on the east side of the park, and a walkway stretches around the center, which is round like a Western-style garden.

    The Dosan Ahn Chang-ho Memorial Hall in Dosan Park displays photos, letters, temporary government feedbooks and Dosan diaries that give you a quick look at Dosan's life and thoughts.

    It is also equipped with a touch screen where you can see Dosan's notes, annals, and pictures.

    Ahn Chang-ho (November 9, 1878-March 10, 1938) was an educational reform activist and patriotic enlightenment activist in the Korean Empire, and an independence activist, educator, and politician during the Japanese occupation.
  • 1970.11.19
    Completion date
    Sejong the Great Memorial Hall is a memorial hall located in Cheongnyangri-dong, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, and was built to celebrate the success and achievements of Sejong the Great and to preserve it for a long time.

    The Sejong Daiou Memorial Business Association was laid down on October 9, 1968, completed on November 19, 1970, and opened on October 9, 1973.

    It consists of exhibition rooms such as Sejong the Great's one's life story room, Hangul room, science room, and Korean traditional music room.
  • 2012.11.20
    Registration date
    Namdaemun Market, which started in 1414 when the Joseon Dynasty was the 14th year of King Taejong's reign, was established by the Namdaemun Market Merchants Association after Korea's liberation from Japan's colonial rule, and has been in the form of a corporation jointly invested by building owners and merchants in 1964, boasting a history of more than 600 years.

    The average number of visitors to Namdaemun Market, which has a traditional appearance, present and overflowing vitality, reaches 300,000 a day, with some 10,000 stores starting from Sungnyemun Gate.

    Geographically, it is the most popular attraction for foreigners visiting Seoul as it is located near major buildings in Seoul, including Shinsegae Department Store and the Bank of Korea, as well as tourist attractions such as Jeongdong-gil, Myeong-dong, Namsan Tower, and Namsan Hanok Village.
  • 1988.12.1
    opening day
    On December 1, 1988, the 'Yoon Bong-gil Memorial Hall' was completed at Yangjae Citizens' Forest Park in Seocho-gu, Seoul.

    This memorial hall was built to mark the 55th anniversary of the death of Yun Bong-gil.

    On a 2,000-pyeong plot of land, there is an exhibition room for artifacts, galleries, and video exhibition rooms with one basement floor and three ground floors.

    Yoon Bong-gil was born in 1908 in South Chungcheong Province as the son of a poor farmer.

    His real name is Wu Ui, his pen name is Maeheon, and Bonggil is his nickname.

    Doctor Yoon Bong-gil ended his short life on December 19, 1932, when he walked the single path of the independence movement after injecting a bomb into Shanghai Park.
  • 1987.12.3
    open unification
    Jungbu Expressway (part of Express National Road No. 35) is a highway in South Korea that connects the two Koreas, starting from Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, and Hanam, Gyeonggi Province.

    Although the same route number is given as Tongyeong Daejeon Expressway, it is a different route legally and institutionally.

    It was opened on December 3, 1987 to disperse traffic on the Gyeongbu Expressway and promote regional development.