North Korea kicked off a massive parade in the center of Pyongyang on May 10 to celebrate a just-concluded ruling party congress that was seen as a formal coronation for supreme leader Kim Jong-Un.
The day in photos around the world.
Every week in the year has good history in it somewhere, if you go back far enough. The week of July 5 through July 11 has seen some very important moments in the past decades and centuries, involving music, pop culture, sports and significant world events. Here are some of the highlights.
The Korean War ended on July 27, 1953, with the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement. Truce talks had started July 10, 1951, after United States and United Nations forces went to the aid of South Korea who was invaded by North Korea June 25, 1950.
The Korean War, often called the “Forgotten War,” saw some 5.8 million American soldiers, sailors and air force members serve their country. The Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. honors their service and sacrifice.
At the time, The Baltimore Sun sent several war correspondents to Korea to cover the war including James M. Cannon and John T. Ward who sent back photos from the front lines. According to the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs, 527 Maryland citizens died in hostile action. Their names along with those still listed as missing in action are on Maryland’s Korean War Memorial, located at 2903 Boston Street in Canton.
This post was originally published on July 26, 2013.
Turkish protestors use fireworks against the police in a protest over a new road, across-border Korean family reunions end, tennis players practice on a floating court at the Mexican Open, and more in today’s daily brief.
Jan. 8 Daily Brief: Sushi mosaic, several swans a-swimming, silly walk day, Rodman on the PRK court, mannequin factory, big wave surfing
Sushi mosaic, several swans a-swimming, silly walk day, Rodman on the PRK court, mannequin factory, big wave surfing and more in today’s daily brief.
Epiphany celebrators take to icy waters around the world, Portuguese soccer legend Eusébio is mourned, Dennis Rodman visits North Korea again, and more in today’s daily brief.
Nov. 27 Daily Brief: Troubled turkey, baby bonobo, Taylor Swift, Jon Bon Jovi and Prince William sing, Kim Jong-Un impersonator
Troubled turkey, baby bonobo, Taylor Swift, Jon Bon Jovi and Prince William sing, Kim Jong-Un impersonator and more in today’s daily brief.
Sept. 19 Photo Brief: Caroline Kennedy on Capitol Hill, giant rubber duck in Taiwan and Olympic medals unveiled in Russia
Caroline Kennedy testified at her nomination hearing for U.S. Ambassador to Japan, a giant rubber duck by a Dutch artist floats into Taiwan as it goes on display, Russia unveils it 2014 Winter Olympic Medals for the Sochi games and more in today’s daily brief.
Sept. 3 Photo Brief: U.S. debates action in Syria, Rodman visits North Korea again, underwater with the fish
U.S. leaders debate action in Syria, Dennis Rodman makes a second visit to North Korea, underwater at Galapagos Marine Reserve and more in today’s daily brief.