Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Some Dates in Korean History

2333 BC - founding of Joseon by Dangun
676 AD - unification of the Three Kingdoms by Silla
1377 AD - first use of metal moveable type printing press
1443 AD - Hangul, written form of Korean, devised by King Sejong
1950 AD - North Korea invades the south
1980 AD - Gwangju Democratization Uprising
1987 AD - first direct presidential elections slated in South Korea
2008 AD - first trial by jury in Korean history; jurors don't want to waste more than one day away from work, so proceedings are a marvel of Asian efficiency. Read more at International Herald Tribune.

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