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  • Pyongyang, Korea (Now North Korea)
    Saturday Aug 4, 1894
    First Sino-Japanese War

    Chinese Forces Retreated To The Northern City of Pyongyang

    Pyongyang, Korea (Now North Korea)
    Saturday Aug 4, 1894

    By 4 August, the remaining Chinese forces in Korea retreated to the northern city of Pyongyang, where they were met by troops sent from China. The 13,000–15,000 defenders made defensive repairs to the city, hoping to check the Japanese advance.




  • Pyongyang, Korea (Now North Korea)
    Saturday Sep 15, 1894
    First Sino-Japanese War

    Battle of Pyongyang

    Pyongyang, Korea (Now North Korea)
    Saturday Sep 15, 1894

    On 15 September, the Imperial Japanese Army converged on the city of Pyongyang from several directions. The Japanese assaulted the city and eventually defeated the Chinese by an attack from the rear; the defenders surrendered. Taking advantage of heavy rainfall overnight, the remaining Chinese troops escaped Pyongyang and headed northeast toward the coastal city of Uiju. Casualties were 2,000 killed and around 4,000 wounded for the Chinese, while the Japanese casualties totaled 102 men killed, 433 wounded, and 33 missing. In the early morning of 16 September, the entire Japanese army entered Pyongyang.




  • The Yalu River
    Wednesday Oct 24, 1894
    First Sino-Japanese War

    The Japanese Crossed The Yalu River

    The Yalu River
    Wednesday Oct 24, 1894

    On the night of 24 October 1894, the Japanese successfully crossed the Yalu River, undetected, by erecting a pontoon bridge.




  • Korea
    Friday Aug 10, 1945
    Korean War

    The Red Army had begun to occupy the northern part of the Korean Peninsula

    Korea
    Friday Aug 10, 1945

    By 10 August, the Red Army had begun to occupy the northern part of the Korean Peninsula.




  • North Korea
    Wednesday Aug 25, 1948
    Korean War

    Parliamentary elections in the North

    North Korea
    Wednesday Aug 25, 1948

    North Korea held parliamentary elections three months later on 25 August.




  • 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.


  • Kaesong, North Korea
    Tuesday Jul 10, 1951
    Korean War

    Protracted Armistice Negotiations

    Kaesong, North Korea
    Tuesday Jul 10, 1951

    For the remainder of the war the UN and the PVA/KPA fought but exchanged little territory, as the stalemate held. Large-scale bombing of North Korea continued, and protracted armistice negotiations began on 10 July 1951 at Kaesong, an ancient capital of North Korea located in PVA/KPA held territory.


  • Kimchaek, North Hamgyong, North Korea
    Wednesday Aug 29, 1951
    Neil Armstrong

    An escort for a Photo Reconnaissance Plane in the Korean War

    Kimchaek, North Hamgyong, North Korea
    Wednesday Aug 29, 1951

    On August 29, 1951, Armstrong saw action in the Korean War as an escort for a photo reconnaissance plane over Songjin.


  • Haean, Korea
    Friday Aug 31, 1951
    Korean War

    The Battle of the Punchbowl

    Haean, Korea
    Friday Aug 31, 1951

    The Battle of the Punchbowl, was one of the last battles of the movement phase of the Korean War. Following the breakdown of armistice negotiations in August 1951, the United Nations Command (UN) decided to launch a limited offensive in the late summer/early autumn to shorten and straighten sections of their lines, acquire better defensive terrain, and deny the enemy key vantage points from which they could observe and target UN positions. The Battle of Bloody Ridge took place west of the Punchbowl from August–September 1951 and this was followed by the Battle of Heartbreak Ridge northwest of the Punchbowl from September–October 1951. At the end of the UN offensive in October 1951, UN forces controlled the line of hills north of the Punchbowl.


  • Wonsan, Kangwon, North Korea
    Monday Sep 3, 1951
    Neil Armstrong

    Neil flew armed reconnaissance over the primary transportation and storage facilities

    Wonsan, Kangwon, North Korea
    Monday Sep 3, 1951

    Five days later, on September 3, he flew armed reconnaissance over the primary transportation and storage facilities south of the village of Majon-ni, west of Wonsan. An initial report to the commanding officer of Essex said that while attacking a target, Armstrong's F9F Panther was hit by anti-aircraft fire. The report indicated he was trying to regain control and collided with a pole, which sliced off 2 feet (1 m) of the Panther's right wing. Further perversions of the story by different authors added that he was only 20 feet (6 m) from the ground and that 3 feet (1 m) of his wing was sheared off.


  • North Korea
    Monday Feb 25, 1952
    Neil Armstrong

    Armstrong's regular Commission was terminated

    North Korea
    Monday Feb 25, 1952

    Armstrong's regular commission was terminated on February 25, 1952, and he became an ensign in the United States Navy Reserve. On completion of his combat tour with Essex, he was assigned to a transport squadron, VR-32, in May 1952.


  • Hill Eerie (near Chorwon), North Korea
    Friday Mar 21, 1952
    Korean War

    The Battle of Hill Eerie

    Hill Eerie (near Chorwon), North Korea
    Friday Mar 21, 1952

    The Battle of Hill Eerie refers to several Korean War engagements between the United Nations Command (UN) forces and the Chinese People's Volunteer Army (PVA) in 1952 at Hill Eerie, a military outpost about 10 miles (16 km) west of Ch'orwon. It was taken several times by both sides; each sabotaging the others' position.


  • North of Gimhwa-eup, Chorwon County, North Korea
    Tuesday Oct 14, 1952
    Korean War

    The Battle of Triangle Hill

    North of Gimhwa-eup, Chorwon County, North Korea
    Tuesday Oct 14, 1952

    The Battle of Triangle Hill, also known as Operation Showdown or the Shangganling Campaign, was a protracted military engagement during the Korean War. The main combatants were two United Nations (UN) infantry divisions, with additional support from the United States Air Force, against elements of the Chinese People's Volunteer Army (PVA) 15th and 12th Corps. The battle was part of UN attempts to gain control of "The Iron Triangle", and took place from 14 October to 25 November 1952.


  • North Korea
    Monday Oct 9, 2006
    Nuclear Power

    First nuclear weapon test in North Korea

    North Korea
    Monday Oct 9, 2006

    North Korea has a military nuclear weapons program. North Korea showed an interest in developing nuclear weapons since the 1950s. North Korea has also stockpiled a significant quantity of chemical and biological weapons.


  • North Korea
    Thursday Jan 15, 2009
    Kim Jong-un

    The Successor

    North Korea
    Thursday Jan 15, 2009

    On 15 January 2009, the South Korean news agency reported that Kim Jong-il had appointed Kim Jong-un to be his successor.


  • North Korea
    Sunday Mar 8, 2009
    Kim Jong-un

    The Rubber stamp parliament of North Korea

    North Korea
    Sunday Mar 8, 2009

    On 8 March 2009, BBC News reported that Kim Jong-un was on the ballot for elections to the Supreme People's Assembly, the rubber stamp parliament of North Korea.


  • North Korea
    Monday Sep 27, 2010
    Kim Jong-un

    A Daejang

    North Korea
    Monday Sep 27, 2010

    Kim Jong-un was made a daejang, the equivalent of a four-star general in the United States, on 27 September 2010, a day ahead of a rare Workers' Party of Korea conference in Pyongyang, the first time North Korean media had mentioned him by name and despite him having no previous military experience. Despite the promotion, no further details, including verifiable portraits of Kim, were released.


  • North Korea
    Tuesday Sep 28, 2010
    Kim Jong-un

    Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission

    North Korea
    Tuesday Sep 28, 2010

    On 28 September 2010, he was named vice chairman of the Central Military Commission and appointed to the Central Committee of the Workers' Party, in an apparent nod to become the successor to Kim Jong-il.


  • North Korea
    Thursday Sep 30, 2010
    Kim Jong-un

    First Official Image

    North Korea
    Thursday Sep 30, 2010

    The first official image of him as an adult was a group photograph released on 30 September 2010, at the end of the party conference that effectively anointed him, in which he is seated in the front row, two places from his father. This was followed by newsreel footage of him attending the conference.


  • North Korea
    Sunday Oct 10, 2010
    Kim Jong-un

    Workers' Party's 65th-anniversary celebration

    North Korea
    Sunday Oct 10, 2010

    On 10 October 2010, Kim Jong-un was alongside his father when he attended the ruling Workers' Party's 65th-anniversary celebration. This was seen as confirming his position as the next leader of the Workers' Party. Unprecedented international press access was granted to the event, further indicating the importance of Kim Jong-un's presence.


  • North Korea
    Saturday Dec 17, 2011
    Kim Jong-un

    Kim Jong-il died

    North Korea
    Saturday Dec 17, 2011

    On 17 December 2011, Kim Jong-il died.


  • North Korea
    Monday Dec 26, 2011
    Kim Jong-un

    Chairman of the Central Military Commission and Supreme leader of the country

    North Korea
    Monday Dec 26, 2011

    On 26 December 2011, the leading North Korean newspaper reported that Kim Jong-un had been acting as chairman of the Central Military Commission, and supreme leader of the country, following his father's demise.


  • North Korea
    Thursday Dec 29, 2011
    Kim Jong-un

    Declared Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army

    North Korea
    Thursday Dec 29, 2011

    He was publicly declared Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army on 24 December 2011 and formally appointed to the position on 30 December 2011 when the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party "courteously proclaimed that the dear respected Kim Jong Un, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the WPK, assumed the supreme commandership of the Korean People's Army".


  • Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, North korea
    Monday Jan 9, 2012
    Kim Jong-un

    Demonstrate Loyalty

    Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, North korea
    Monday Jan 9, 2012

    On 9 January 2012, a large rally was held by the Korean People's Army in front of the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun to honor Kim Jong-un and to demonstrate loyalty.


  • North Korea
    Tuesday Mar 27, 2012
    Kim Jong-un

    Fourth Conference of the Workers' Party

    North Korea
    Tuesday Mar 27, 2012

    On 27 March 2012, Kim was elected to the Fourth Conference of the Workers' Party of Korea.


  • North Korea
    Wednesday Apr 11, 2012
    Kim Jong-un

    "Eternal General Secretary"

    North Korea
    Wednesday Apr 11, 2012

    On 11 April, that conference wrote the post of general secretary out of the party charter and instead designated Kim Jong-il as the party's "Eternal General Secretary". The conference then elected Kim Jong-un as leader of the party under the newly created title of First Secretary.


  • North Korea
    Friday Apr 13, 2012
    Kim Jong-un

    Chairman of the National Defence Commission

    North Korea
    Friday Apr 13, 2012

    On 13 April 2012, the 5th Session of the 12th Supreme People's Assembly appointed Kim Jong-un Chairman of the National Defence Commission.


  • North Korea
    Sunday Apr 15, 2012
    Kim Jong-un

    First public speech

    North Korea
    Sunday Apr 15, 2012

    On 15 April 2012, during a military parade to commemorate Kim Il-sung's centenary, Kim Jong-un made his first public speech, Let Us March Forward Dynamically Towards Final Victory, Holding Higher the Banner of Songun.


  • North Korea
    Tuesday Feb 26, 2013
    Kim Jong-un

    Met Dennis Rodman

    North Korea
    Tuesday Feb 26, 2013

    On 26 February 2013, Kim Jong‑un met Dennis Rodman, which led many reporters to speculate that Rodman was the first American that Kim had met. Rodman described his trip to Kim Jong-un's private island: "It's like Hawaii or Ibiza, but he's the only one that lives there."


  • North Korea
    Monday Mar 11, 2013
    Korean War

    North Korea claimed that the armistice had become invalid

    North Korea
    Monday Mar 11, 2013

    After a new wave of UN sanctions, on 11 March 2013, North Korea claimed that the armistice had become invalid.


  • North Korea
    Wednesday Mar 13, 2013
    Korean War

    North Korea confirmed it ended the 1953 Armistice

    North Korea
    Wednesday Mar 13, 2013

    On 13 March 2013, North Korea confirmed it ended the 1953 Armistice and declared North Korea "is not restrained by the North-South declaration on non-aggression".


  • North Korea
    Saturday Mar 30, 2013
    Korean War

    State of War

    North Korea
    Saturday Mar 30, 2013

    On 30 March 2013, North Korea stated that it entered a "state of war" with South Korea and declared that "The long-standing situation of the Korean peninsula being neither at peace nor at war is finally over".


  • North Korea
    Sunday Mar 9, 2014
    Kim Jong-un

    Supreme People's Assembly

    North Korea
    Sunday Mar 9, 2014

    On 9 March 2014, Kim Jong-un was elected to a seat in the Supreme People's Assembly, the country's unicameral legislature.


  • Korean Peninsula (North Korea and South Korea)
    Friday Apr 27, 2018
    Korean War

    End the ongoing 65-year conflict

    Korean Peninsula (North Korea and South Korea)
    Friday Apr 27, 2018

    On 27 April 2018, it was announced that North Korea and South Korea agreed to talks to end the ongoing 65-year conflict. They committed themselves to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.


  • Korean Demilitarized Zone
    Sunday Jun 30, 2019
    Donald Trump

    Brief talks in the Korean Demilitarized Zone

    Korean Demilitarized Zone
    Sunday Jun 30, 2019

    On June 30, 2019, Trump, Kim, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in held brief talks in the Korean Demilitarized Zone, marking the first time a sitting U.S. president had set foot on North Korean soil. They agreed to resume negotiations.


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