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Korea
Korea ) is an East Asian geographic region that is currently divided into two separate sovereign states — North Korea and South Korea. Located on the Korean Peninsula, Korea is bordered by the People's Republic of China to the northwest, Russia to the northeast, and is separated from Japan to the east by the Korea Strait and the Sea of Japan , and separated from the Republic...
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1446
10.9.1446
The hangul alphabet is published in Korea.
1871
6.10.1871
Sinmiyangyo: Captain McLane Tilton leads 109 U.S. Marines in a naval attack on Han River forts on Kanghwa Island, Korea.
1894
8.1.1894
The First Sino-Japanese War erupts between Japan and China over Korea.
1895
4.17.1895
The Treaty of Shimonoseki between China and Japan is signed. This marks the end of the First Sino-Japanese War, and the defeated Qing Empire is forced to renounce its claims on Korea and to concede the southern portion of the Fengtien province, Taiwan and the Pescadores Islands to Japan.
10.8.1895
Eulmi incident- Queen Min of Joseon, the last empress of Korea, is assassinated and her corpse burnt by the Japanese in Gyeongbok Palace.
1904
2.10.1904
The Russo-Japanese War over Korea and Manchuria begins after the Battle of Port Arthur.
3.4.1904
Russo-Japanese War: Russian troops in Korea retreat toward Manchuria followed by 100,000 Japanese troops.
1905
11.17.1905
The Eulsa Treaty is signed between Japan and Korea.
1907
7.25.1907
Korea becomes a protectorate of Japan.
1908
3.23.1908
American diplomat Durham Stevens is attacked by Korean assassins Jeon Myeong-un and Jang In-hwan, leading to his death in a hospital two days later.
1910
8.22.1910
Korea was annexed by Japan with the signing of the Japan–Korea Annexation Treaty, beginning a period of Japanese rule of Korea that lasted until the end of World War II.
8.29.1910
Japan changes Korea's name to ''Chōsen'' and appoints a governor-general to rule its new colony.
1919
3.1.1919
March 1st Movement begins in Korea.
1945
8.15.1945
World War II: Korean Liberation Day.
9.8.1945
Cold War: United States troops arrive to partition the southern part of Korea in response to Soviet troops occupying the northern part of the peninsula a month earlier.
1951
4.11.1951
Korean War: President Harry Truman relieves General Douglas MacArthur of overall command in Korea.
1952
11.29.1952
Korean War: U.S. President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower fulfills a campaign promise by traveling to Korea to find out what can be done to end the conflict.
1954
4.26.1954
The Geneva Conference, an effort to restore peace in Indochina and Korea, begins.
1976
8.21.1976
Operation Paul Bunyan at Panmunjeom, Korea.
1992
1.13.1992
Japan apologizes for forcing Korean women into sexual slavery (Comfort women) during World War II.
2000
6.13.2000
President Kim Dae Jung of South Korea meets Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea, for the beginning of the first ever inter-Korea summit, in the northern capital of Pyongyang.