On 8 January in Korean history

ON 8 JANUARY IN KOREAN HISTORY

647: Death of Seon Deok, Qeen of Silla kingdom (Korea), born in 606
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_Seondeok_of_Silla
http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/heroine7.html
http://koreanhistory.info/Shilla.htm

1933: Birth of Ko Un, Korean poet
http://www.koun.co.kr/

1977: Birth of Lee Yoo-jin (Yu-jin), Korean actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Yoo-jin
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4543o_lee-dong-wook-kim-eugene-interview_music

1982: Birth of Kim Jong-un, youngest son of Kim Jong-il and current leader of North Korea
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Jong-un
http://www.biography.com/people/kim-jong-un-21125351
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/11526831/Kim-Jong-un-was-child-prodigy-who-could-drive-at-age-of-three-claims-North-Korean-school-curriculum.html

2017: A South Korean monk set himself on fire to protest the government’s deal with Japan on compensation for wartime sex slaves
http://www.dw.com/en/south-korean-monk-self-immolates-over-comfort-women-deal/a-37053930
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2060309/south-korean-self-immolates-over-comfort-women-deal-japan-pm-abe

 

Holidays and observances

North Korea: Kim Jong-un’s Birthday

 



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