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  • Pyongyang, North Korea
    Jan, 1982

    Birth

    Pyongyang, North Korea
    Jan, 1982

    North Korean authorities and state-run media have stated that Kim's birthdate was 8 January 1982. but South Korean intelligence officials believe the actual date is a year later. It is thought that Kim's official birth year was changed for symbolic reasons; 1982 marks 70 years after the birth of his grandfather, Kim Il-sung, and 40 years after the official birth of his father Kim Jong-il. POV: The US Treasury Department lists Kim Jong-un's official birthdate as 8 January 1984. Former basketball star Dennis Rodman confirmed that 8 January was Kim Jong-un's birthdate after meeting in September 2013 in North Korea, and that Kim was 30 years of age at the time.




  • North Korea
    Thursday Jan 15, 2009

    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 08, 2009

    The Rubber stamp parliament of North Korea

    North Korea
    Sunday Mar 08, 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

    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

    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

    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

    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-il died

    North Korea
    Saturday Dec 17, 2011

    On 17 December 2011, Kim Jong-il died.


  • North Korea
    Monday Dec 26, 2011

    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

    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 09, 2012

    Demonstrate Loyalty

    Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, North korea
    Monday Jan 09, 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

    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

    "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

    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

    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.


  • Ryanggang Province, North Korea
    Nov, 2012

    A Half-kilometer-long Propaganda message

    Ryanggang Province, North Korea
    Nov, 2012

    In November 2012, satellite photos revealed a half-kilometer-long (1,600 ft) propaganda message carved into a hillside in Ryanggang Province, reading, "Long Live General Kim Jong-un, the Shining Sun!"


  • North Korea
    Tuesday Feb 26, 2013

    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
    Sunday Mar 09, 2014

    Supreme People's Assembly

    North Korea
    Sunday Mar 09, 2014

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


  • North Korea
    2018

    North Korea's nuclear arsenal

    North Korea
    2018

    In January 2018, estimates of North Korea's nuclear arsenal ranged between 15 and 60 bombs, probably including hydrogen bombs. In the opinion of analysts, the Hwasong-15 missile is capable of striking anywhere in the United States.


  • Singapore
    Sunday Jun 10, 2018

    Met with Prime Minister in Singapore

    Singapore
    Sunday Jun 10, 2018

    On 10 June, Kim arrived in Singapore and met with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.


  • Singapore
    Tuesday Jun 12, 2018

    First summit with US President Donald Trump

    Singapore
    Tuesday Jun 12, 2018

    On 12 June, Kim held his first summit with US President Donald Trump and signed a declaration, affirming a commitment to peace, nuclear disarmament, and the repatriation of the remains of U.S. war dead.


  • Vladivostok, Russia
    Thursday Apr 25, 2019

    First summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin

    Vladivostok, Russia
    Thursday Apr 25, 2019

    On 25 April 2019, Kim held his first summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok, Russia.


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