In 1598, Admiral Yi Sun-shin of the Joseon Dynasty Navy was martyred in the "Noryang Sea Battle" between the combined fleet of the Dynasty and the Ming Dynasty and the Japanese Navy, and he was given the posthumous title of "Chongmu".
Playwright Liu Zhizhen (1905-1974) was born in 1905.
In 1968, South Korea and Swaziland established diplomatic relations.
In 1985, South Korea became a full member of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources.
In 1987, the founder of Samsung Group, Li Bingzhe (1910-1987), died.
Russian President Yeltsin, who visited South Korea in 1992, formally apologized to South Korea for the former Soviet Union's shooting down of a South Korean airliner in 1983, and handed over the two black boxes of the Boeing 747 airliner to South Korea.
In 1997, South Korea and North Korea opened a hotline for civil aviation passenger aircraft control, and successfully conducted a trial call. North Korea then opened its airspace to South Korean civil airliners in April 1998.
In 2000, tennis player Lee Hyung-taek became the first Korean to enter the world's top 100.
In 2009, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak held talks with U.S. President Barack Obama at the Blue House, and the two sides reached a consensus on a "big deal" plan to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue in one fell swoop.
In 2012, a delegation from Hyundai Asan visited North Korea to commemorate the 14th anniversary of the Mt. Kumgang tourism project.
In 2012, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak held talks with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in Phnom Penh.
In 2013, the South Korean government released the "March 1st Movement Victims List" and "The Great Kanto Earthquake Victims List". The March First Movement refers to a large-scale national liberation movement that broke out on the Korean Peninsula under Japanese colonial rule on March 1, 1919. The "March 1st Movement Victims List" contains the names, ages, addresses, dates, places and specific deeds of 630 victims. The "Victim List of the Great Kanto Earthquake in Japan" contains a list of 290 Koreans who died after the Great Kanto Earthquake occurred on September 1, 1923 in Japan. It is estimated that between 6,661 and 20,000 Koreans were killed at that time.
In 2020, the first Incheon International Ocean Forum (IIOF 2020) opened at the Songdo Convention and Exhibition Center in Incheon.
In 2020, the rainfall in Seoul reached 68.2 millimeters, and the minimum temperature was 17.1 degrees Celsius, both setting new records for the same month in previous years.
In 2021, South Korea will be successfully re-elected as a member of the UNESCO International Hydrological Program (UNESCO-IHP) at the 41st General Conference of UNESCO.
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