In 1501, Lee Hwang (1501-1570), an idealist philosopher in the middle of the Joseon Dynasty and a representative of Joseon Zhuzixue, was born.
In 1897, Joo Ki-cheol (1897-1944), a Korean anti-Japanese independence activist and pastor, was born.
In 1915, Chung Joo-young (1915-2001), the founder of Hyundai Group, was born.
In 1939, Xiaoludao Rehabilitation Institute, a treatment place for leprosy patients, was completed.
In 1980, according to the policy of compulsory merger of news media, 5 newspapers including Xinya Daily and 4 news agencies including Newsletter were forced to suspend publication and business.
In 1981, Seoul (now Seoul) won the right to host the 1986 Asian Games.
In 1991, Korea's first domestically-made aircraft "Kangkong 91" successfully flew.
In 1993, South Korea and Taiwan established representative offices in Taipei and Seoul.
In 1996, Lee Goo, the last king of the Joseon Dynasty, returned to South Korea from Japan to apply for permanent residency.
In 2002, North Korea promulgated the "Mount Kumgang International Tourism Special Zone Law".
In 2003, President Roh Moo-hyun exercised his presidential veto power, vetoing the Independent Prosecutor Act passed by Congress on November 10 to appoint an independent prosecutor to investigate the illegal activities of his cronies, and asked Congress to reconsider.
South Korea joined the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) in 2009.
In 2015, the revised version of the Korea-U.S. Atomic Energy Agreement came into force.
The 2019 South Korea-ASEAN Special Summit kicked off at the Busan International Convention and Exhibition Center (BEXCO) and lasted for two days.
In 2021, Busan won the right to host the 2024 World Table Tennis Championships.
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