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Meaningful Days of Korean History

  • 1936.8.9
    Son Kee-chung's Gold Medal Day
    The 11th Olympic Marathon Awards, which began at 6:15 p.m. on August 9, 1936, at the Main Stadium of the Berlin Olympics in Germany. There were two players who bowed their heads even after getting to the Olympic podium.

    They won a gold medal and a bronze medal in the marathon, the flower of the Olympics. The audience was curious about their solemn impressions. On the podium, they could never be happy.

    At Main Stadium, a Japanese national anthem that colonized their homeland was being played for the winner. They bowed their heads and turned away from the Japanese flag rising to the flagpole.

    Later, the bronze medalist said he envied his colleague who was a gold medalist. The winner was able to cover even the Japanese flag on his chest by holding the oak tree seedling, a souvenir.

    They are Son Ki-jung, the marathoner of colonial Joseon, and Nam Seung-ryong, the bronze medalist.

    Son Kee-chung (August 29, 2012 - November 15, 2002)
    Nam Seung-ryong (November 23, 2012 - February 20, 2001)
  • 1997.12.3
    Conclusion Date
    Korea's request for IMF bailout (December 3, 1997 to August 23, 2001) is a case in which Korea, which is on the verge of bankruptcy, signed a memorandum of understanding to receive funding from the IMF.

    It took place on December 3, 1997. A series of corporate bankruptcies caused foreign exchange reserves to plunge and asked the IMF for $2 billion in emergency loans. Amid the foreign exchange crisis, South Korea's foreign exchange reserves plunged to $3.9 billion at one point.

    Thus, after receiving a $19.5 billion bailout from the IMF, the Korean economy has since embraced the economic system demanded by the IMF and began massive national economic restructuring in response to the demand.

    On August 23, 2001, he repaid $19.5 billion in IMF bailout funds early and graduated from the IMF management system.
  • 1958.1.30
    Specified date
    On January 30, 1958, Gimpo Airport was designated as an international airport, and a system of jurisdiction from the Minister of Transportation was promulgated.

    Gimpo Airport opened in 1942 at Gimpo Airfield and was used as an airfield for the United Nations Military Command during the Korean War.

    Management was transferred to Korea in 1961 and served as Korea's first gate until Incheon Airport opened in 2001.
  • 2001.3.29
    Opening day
    At the same time as the opening of Incheon International Airport on March 29, 2001, the international line at that time was transferred to Gimpo International Airport in Gangseo-gu, Seoul.

    Since it is a maritime airport created by compensating for the sea between Yeongjongdo and Yongyu-do, it operates 24 hours a day, unlike the inland airport Gimpo International Airport.

    Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC), which was established on February 1, 1999, is in charge of airport operations, and has maintained the number one position in the world airport ranking for 12 consecutive years since 2005 in the World Airport Service Evaluation (ASQ). ..
  • 2001.5.18
    Registration date
    The Royal Ancestral Ritual in the Jongmyo Shrine and Its Music is also known as 'Jongmyomusic' as the general name for instrumental music, song and dance performed at the memorial service for the kings and queens of the Joseon Dynasty.

    It is also called Jongmyo Daeje because it was a large and important ritual held in Jongmyo during the Joseon Dynasty