On 16 December in Korean history

ON 16 DECEMBER IN KOREAN HISTORY

Updated on December 16, 2018

1598: Amiral Yi Sun-sin (Yi Soon-shin or Lee Sun-shin) is killed during the Battle of Noryang won by the Korean against the Japanese (19 November in lunar calendar)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Noryang
https://openendedsocialstudies.org/2016/06/25/admiral-yi-sun-sin/

1598-11-19-Yi-Sun-sin-death

1889: Birth of Kim Jwa-jin, who played an important role in the Korean Anarchist Movement and died on January 24 1930
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Jwa-jin
https://kuiwon.wordpress.com/2013/10/21/kim-jwajin-the-anguish-piercing-my-innards/

1982: Jailed South Korea opposition leader, Kim Dae-Jung, is authorized to go the USA « for health reason »
http://nvdatabase.swarthmore.edu/content/us-officials-nonviolently-intervene-south-korea-protect-leading-dissident-kim-dae-jung-1985

1987: In South Korea, after having replaced President Chun as president of the ruling Democratic Justice Party in August, Roh Tae-woo wins the presidential election, defeating 4 other candidates
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11550.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roh_Tae-woo