On 18 May in Korean history

ON 18 MAY IN KOREAN HISTORY

Updated on May 18, 2019

1450: Death of Sejong, 4th king (1418-1450) of the Joseon Korean dynasty, born on 7 May 1397
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/southkorea/p/Sejong-the-Great-of-Korea.htm?nl=1

1948: Birth of Yi Munyol, South Korean writer
http://www.bookbrowse.com/biographies/index.cfm?author_number=580

1980: In South Korea, Gwangju uprising up to May 27

http://www.koreaobserver.com/may-18th-1980-an-eyewitness-account-of-gwangju-massacre-28666/
http://krcla.org/en/history/may18
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwangju_Massacre
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2018/05/356_249179.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTcXBGibhhM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2p5g7QuijhA

1990: Birth of Heo Ga-yoon, South Korean singer, dancer, and actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heo_Ga-yoon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVIeHWAFxQI

2002: Kim Hong-gul, third son of South Korea president Kim Dae-jung is arrested on charge of corruption. One of his brothers is already in jail
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1990530.stm

2011: China has blocked the release of a UN report accusing North Korea of sharing ballistic missile technology with Iran in violation of sanctions. The report said the material passed through a third country, which was later identified by diplomats as China
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13440438

2013: Death of Nam Duck-woo, South Korean politician, 12th Prime Minister of South Korea (1080-1982), born on April 22, 1924
http://bambooinnovator.com/2013/05/20/former-korean-prime-minister-nam-duck-woo-who-led-the-nations-economic-development-in-the-1970s-died-of-complications-from-prostate-cancer-at-89/

2017: The first ever ferry service linking Russia and North Korea is launched to serve tourists and North Korean workers
http://eurasiadiary.com/en/news/politics/140803-russia-launches-ferry-connection-with-north-korea
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2017/05/103_229411.html