On 12 February in Korean history

ON 12 FEBRUARY IN KOREAN HISTORY

1593: During the Japanese invasion of Korea, approximately 3,000 Joseon defenders led by general Kwon Yul successfully repel more than 30,000 Japanese forces in the Siege of Haengju
http://www.samuelhawley.com/imjinarticle2.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Haengju

1968: In Vietnam, Phong Nhi and Phong Nhat massacre, by South Korean soldiers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phong_Nhi_and_Phong_Nhat_massacre
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Phong_Nhi_massacre

1985: South Korean legislative elections. The Democratic Justice Party of president Chun Doo-hwan keeps 148 of the 276 seats despite great gains by the opposition

1997: Hwang Jang-yop, secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and a prime architect of North Korea’s Juche doctrine, defects at the South Korean embassy in Beijing along with his aide, Kim Dok-hong
http://edition.cnn.com/WORLD/9702/12/nkorea.defector/
http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/9702200286/shaper-north-korean-defects-bringing-secrets

2003: The United Nations nuclear agency declares North Korea in violation of international treaties. The complaint is sent to the Security Council

2013: North Korea confirms that it has carried out its third nuclear test, after international monitors detected seismic activity close to the nation’s nuclear test site
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/9864069/North-Korea-confirms-successful-nuclear-est.html

2014: North and South Korean officials hold their highest-level talks since 2007, seeking to forge agreements on divisive US-South Korea military exercises and a planned reunion late this month for families divided by the Korean War
http://www.france24.com/en/20140212-north-south-korea-panmunjom-talks/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-26131487

 



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