Tuesday, October 27, 2009

October 26 is Assassination Day in the ROK

Well, not exactly, but it could be. While writing up the Korea News Links, I just realized that October 26 is not just the anniversary of An Chunggŭn's assassination of Itō Hirobumi, but it's also the anniversary of the assassination of President Park Chunghee.

I don't mean to make light of the killing of controversial figures who ruled Korea, but it is an odd coincidence. I don't recall Kim Chaegyu giving that historic date as a reason for picking that night to kill President Park. Nor do I recall that coming up in the black comedy about Park's death, The President's Last Bang (그때 그사람들).

[above: Note the license plate]
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