On 15 April in Korean history

1969-04-15 EC-121 shootdown incident

ON 15 APRIL KOREAN HISTORY

Updated on April 15, 2018

1912: Birth of Kim Il-sung, founder and president of North Korea, who died on July 8, 1994
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/northkorea/fl/Kim-Il-Sung.htm?nl=1
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Il-sung

Kim Il-sung 4

1969: In what has been called The EC-121 shootdown incident, North Korea shoots down a United States Navy aircraft over the Sea of Japan, killing all 31 on board
http://www.willyvictor.com/History/Korean_Shootdown/Korea.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1969_EC-121_shootdown_incident

1969-04-15 EC-121 shootdown incident

2004: General elections in South Korea. Uri party, supporting President Roh Moo-Hyun wins 152 of the 299 seats. GNP is reduced to 121 MP
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Korean_legislative_election,_2004

2012: North Korean new leader Kim Jong-un makes first televised public speech, as Pyongyang marks the centenary of the birth of the country’s founder
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2012/04/20124153576824453.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17718011

2012: The U.N. Security Council has “strongly condemned” North Korea’s failed rocket launch and unanimously agreed to expand sanctions against the increasingly isolated nation
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/east-pacific/UN-Security-Council-Expands-North-Korea-Sanctions-147586665.html

2012: North Korea defiantly says it will not allow International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors to monitor its uranium enrichment activities in response to the United States’ statement that it will call off food aid to the country

Holidays and observances

North Korea: Arirang Festival held to commemorate Kim Il-sung’s birth