In 1865, Yin Zhihao (1865-1945), a famous statesman, thinker, educator, and social activist in the late Joseon Dynasty, was born.
In 1897, the Independence Gate in Seodaemun-gu, Seoul was completed. In order to strengthen their determination for independence, North Korean patriots proposed to dismantle the "Ying En Gate" where the Joseon Dynasty greeted Chinese envoys and rebuild the Independence Gate. The proposal was approved by Emperor Gojong, and the Independence Gate was started in 1896.
Architect Pu Jilong (1898-1943) was born in 1898.
In 1905, Zhang Zhiyuan, a well-known journalist and social activist, published a comment titled "Cry Out Loudly on This Day" in the "Huangcheng Shimbun", strongly condemning Korea and Japan for signing the "Ulsi Treaty".
In 1948, Congress voted to pass the National Security Act.
In 1995, the European Union reached an agreement with South Korea, the United States, and Japan to help North Korea build a light water reactor nuclear power plant.
In 1996, South Korean President Kim Young-sam visited Vietnam and met with General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam Do Mai.
The Yongzong Bridge opened to traffic in 2000, with a total length of 4,420 meters. Construction of the bridge started in December 1993, connecting Incheon and Yeongjong Island.
In 2011, South Korea implemented a "scheduled shutdown" system for youth games.
In 2018, North Korea demolished 10 outposts in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) with explosives. According to the "September 19 Military Agreement", South Korea and North Korea agreed to remove 11 outposts on a trial basis before the end of the year.
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