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  • North Korea
    Wednesday Jun 7, 1950

    Korean War

    Kim Il-sung called for a Korea-wide election and consultative conference

    North Korea
    Wednesday Jun 7, 1950

    On 7 June 1950, Kim Il-sung called for a Korea-wide election on 5–8 August 1950 and a consultative conference in Haeju on 15–17 June 1950.




  • North Korea
    Wednesday Jun 21, 1950

    Korean War

    Kim Il-Sung revised his war plan

    North Korea
    Wednesday Jun 21, 1950

    On 21 June, Kim Il-Sung revised his war plan to involve a general attack across the 38th Parallel, rather than a limited operation in the Ongjin Peninsula. Kim was concerned that South Korean agents had learned about the plans and that South Korean forces were strengthening their defenses. Stalin agreed to this change of plan.




  • North Korea
    Monday Sep 18, 1950

    Korean War

    Stalin dispatched General H. M. Zakharov to North Korea

    North Korea
    Monday Sep 18, 1950

    On 18 September, Stalin dispatched General H. M. Zakharov to North Korea to advise Kim Il-sung to halt his offensive around the Pusan perimeter and to redeploy his forces to defend Seoul.




  • North Korea
    Sunday Oct 1, 1950

    Korean War

    The UN Command repelled the KPA northwards past the 38th Parallel

    North Korea
    Sunday Oct 1, 1950

    By 1 October 1950, the UN Command repelled the KPA northwards past the 38th Parallel; the ROK advanced after them, into North Korea.




  • North Korea
    Saturday Oct 7, 1950

    Korean War

    The UN Command forces followed the ROK forces northwards

    North Korea
    Saturday Oct 7, 1950

    MacArthur made a statement demanding the KPA's unconditional surrender. Six days later, on 7 October, with UN authorization, the UN Command forces followed the ROK forces northwards.




  • North Korea
    Wednesday Oct 18, 1950

    Korean War

    China entered the war

    North Korea
    Wednesday Oct 18, 1950

    Immediately on his return to Beijing on 18 October 1950, Zhou met with Mao Zedong, Peng Dehuai and Gao Gang, and the group ordered two hundred thousand PVA troops to enter North Korea, which they did on 19 October.




  • Pyongyang, North Korea
    Thursday Oct 19, 1950

    Korean War

    Pyongyang was Captured

    Pyongyang, North Korea
    Thursday Oct 19, 1950

    The Eighth US Army drove up western Korea and captured Pyongyang on 19 October 1950.


  • North Korea
    Wednesday Oct 25, 1950

    Korean War

    The PVA First Phase Offensive

    North Korea
    Wednesday Oct 25, 1950

    After secretly crossing the Yalu River on 19 October, the (People's Volunteer Army) PVA 13th Army Group launched the First Phase Offensive on 25 October, attacking the advancing UN forces near the Sino-Korean border.


  • North Korea
    Thursday Oct 26, 1950

    Korean War

    The UN Corps landed at Wonsan and Riwon

    North Korea
    Thursday Oct 26, 1950

    The UN Corps landed at Wonsan (in southeastern North Korea) and Riwon (in northeastern North Korea) on 26 October, but these cities had already captured by ROK forces.


  • North Korea
    Wednesday Nov 1, 1950

    Korean War

    The First confrontation between Chinese and US military

    North Korea
    Wednesday Nov 1, 1950

    After inflicting heavy losses on the ROK II Corps at the Battle of Onjong, the first confrontation between Chinese and US military occurred on 1 November 1950.


  • Ch'ongch'on River, North Korea
    Saturday Nov 25, 1950

    Korean War

    The Battle of the Ch'ongch'on River

    Ch'ongch'on River, North Korea
    Saturday Nov 25, 1950

    On 25 November on the Korean western front, the PVA 13th Army Group attacked and overran the ROK II Corps at the Battle of the Ch'ongch'on River, and then inflicted heavy losses on the US 2nd Infantry Division on the UN forces' right flank.


  • Chosin Reservoir, in present day Changjin County, South Hamgyong Province, North Korea
    Monday Nov 27, 1950

    Korean War

    The Battle of Chosin Reservoir

    Chosin Reservoir, in present day Changjin County, South Hamgyong Province, North Korea
    Monday Nov 27, 1950

    In the east on 27 November the PVA 9th Army Group initiated the Battle of Chosin Reservoir.


  • Hungnam, North Korea
    Monday Dec 11, 1950

    Korean War

    A Defensive perimeter at the port city of Hungnam

    Hungnam, North Korea
    Monday Dec 11, 1950

    X Corps managed to establish a defensive perimeter at the port city of Hungnam on 11 December and were able to evacuate by 24 December in order to reinforce the badly depleted US Eighth Army to the south.


  • North Korea
    Sunday Dec 17, 1950

    Korean War

    The Right of command of KPA

    North Korea
    Sunday Dec 17, 1950

    The next day, 17 December 1950, Kim Il-sung was deprived of the right of command of KPA by China.


  • North Korea
    Saturday Dec 23, 1950

    Korean War

    An Automobile Accident

    North Korea
    Saturday Dec 23, 1950

    UN morale hit rock bottom when Lieutenant General Walton Walker, commander of the U.S. Eighth Army, was killed on 23 December 1950 in an automobile accident.


  • North Korea
    Tuesday Dec 26, 1950

    Korean War

    The Command of the US Eighth Army

    North Korea
    Tuesday Dec 26, 1950

    Lieutenant General Matthew Ridgway assuming the command of the US Eighth Army on 26 December.


  • North Korea
    Sunday Dec 31, 1950

    Korean War

    Chinese New Year's Offensive

    North Korea
    Sunday Dec 31, 1950

    the PVA and the KPA launched their Third Phase Offensive (also known as the "Chinese New Year's Offensive") on New Year's Eve of 1950/51.


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