On 8 October in Korean history

ON 8 OCTOBER IN KOREAN HISTORY

Updated on October 8, 2018

1895: The Korea last empress of Korea, Myeongseong (Min-bi), wife of king Gojong, is raped and burned alive by a group of Korean bandits paid by the Japanese ambassador in Korea
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/southkorea/p/Queen-Min-of-Korea.htm?nl=1
http://ethlenn.blogspot.fr/2011/08/assassination-of-empress-myeongseong.html
http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2009/08/25/2009082500866.html


1952: Talks on armistice between United Nations and North Korea are suspended so long the problem of the prisoners of war is not solved

1972: Birth of Kim Myung Min, Korean actor
http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Kim_Myeong-min.php
http://asianmediawiki.com/Kim_Myung-Min

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHZogG_ZiAY&feature=related

1976: Birth of Kim Young-shin, Korean actress
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1350823/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAjdjdtI6dc

1997: In North Korea, Kim Jong-il officially takes the titles of general secretary of the Worker’s Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defense Commission

1998: In Japan Prime Minister Obuchi issue an apology to the people of South Korea for 35 years of brutal colonial rule. Pres. Kim Dae-jung accepts the written apology, the first ever issued by Japan to an individual country for its actions during WW II
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/187954.stm
http://www.nytimes.com/1998/10/09/world/japan-apologizes-forcefully-for-its-occupation-of-korea.html
http://www.mofa.go.jp/region/asia-paci/korea/joint9810.html

1998-10-08 Kim Dae-jung

2011: In South Korea US military officials apologize as they tried to ease growing public anger over 2 US soldiers who have been accused of raping teenage girls
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/08/world/asia/in-south-korea-american-official-apologizes-over-rape-case.html?_r=0

2014: A North Korean official publicly acknowledges for the first time the existence of “reform through labour” camps, after a highly critical UN report into the country’s human rights record earlier this year, but dismissed the report’s accusations
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/10/n-korea-official-admits-use-labour-camps-20141080576899804.html
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/08/north-korea-admits-using-labour-camps