1932 — Yun Bong-gil assaults Japanese officers at a park in Shanghai the place they gathered to rejoice the birthday of then Japanese Emperor Hirohito. The Korean activist threw two bombs he had hidden in lunch packing containers onto the rostrum, killing seven high Japanese army leaders, in protest of Japan’s colonization of Korea. Yun was executed in Japan later that 12 months.
1975 — The South Korean Embassy in Saigon closes on the finish of the Vietnam Struggle.
1978 — The nation’s first nuclear energy plant, Kori No. 1, begins industrial operation.
1991 — A unified girls’s desk tennis workforce from each South and North Korea wins the world championships in Chiba, Japan.
1998 — Samsung Electronics Co. begins manufacturing of a 256MB DRAM chip, turning into the world’s first producer of the subtle chip, inflicting a serious influence on the worldwide DRAM market.
2010 — South Korea holds a mass funeral for 46 sailors killed in North Korea’s sinking of the warship Cheonan.
2013 — South Korea’s Nationwide Meeting adopts a decision condemning Japan’s strikes to glorify its militaristic previous.
2014 — President Park Geun-hye apologizes over the lethal sinking of the Sewol ferry, saying the federal government failed to stop the catastrophe and bungled its preliminary response. The April 16, 2014, sinking claimed 304 lives, most of them highschool college students on a area journey.
2017 — The USS Carl Vinson, a U.S. plane service, begins a joint naval drill with the South Korean Navy within the East Sea amid heightened tensions from North Korea’s failed ballistic missile launch earlier within the day.