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On 26 March in Korean history

ON 26 MARCH IN ASIAN HISTORY

Updated on March 26, 2018

1875: Birth of Syngman Rhee, first president of South Korea, who died on July 19, 1965
http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Syngman_Rhee

Syngman Rhee 2

1910: Execution of An Jung-Geun, Korean separatist who assassinated  prince Hirobumi Ito
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Jung-geun

1915: Birth of Hwang Sunwon, Korean writer, who died on September 14, 2000
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hwang_Sun-won

1948: Birth of Kyung-wha Chung, South Korean violinist
http://biography.yourdictionary.com/kyung-wha-chung
http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Kyung_Wha_Chung.aspx

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Jtzq55kcQI

1980: Birth of Son Ho Young, Korean singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Son_Ho_Young

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nwjk6HnhEVo

2003: North Korea announces that it ceases the regular military meetings with US officers in the village of Panmunjom, in the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas

2007: Faced with the international criticisms, particularly in the United States, Shinzo Abe apologies, as Japanese Prime Minister for the fate of the Asian women forced to prostitution during WW2

2010: 46 die as a South Korean warship Cheonan sinks, allegedly after a torpedo attack by North Korea
http://www.bbc.com/news/10130909
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/apr/22/north-korea-cheonan-sinking-torpedo
http://content.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2010455,00.html

2012: In a rare show of unity, South Korea, China and Russia on Monday urged Pyongyang to scrap its plan to launch a long-range rocket and focus instead on improving the livelihoods of its people

2014: North Korea has put its military on combat-ready status, with “strategic” rocket units ordered to prepare for possible strikes against the US mainland, Hawaii and Guam, state media reported
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/03/20133266419350867.html http://www.euronews.com/2013/03/26/north-korea-combat-ready-to-strike-us-mainland/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21935342