Today in Korean history (May 9)
May 9, 2017
•1928 -- Japanese colonial authorities suspend publication of the Chosun Ilbo newspaper for running an editorial critical of Japan's military advancement into the Chinese province of Shandong. The move, which marked the fourth suspension of a Korean newspaper by Japanese authorities, lasted 133 days.
•1942 -- Japan adopts a resolution giving power to its colonial government in Korea to draft Koreans into service for the Empire of Japan's war efforts.
•1973 -- South and North Korean Red Cross representatives meet in Seoul, the fourth such meeting aimed at helping reunite separated family members from both sides.
•1990 -- The ruling Democratic Liberal Party elects President Roh Tae-woo as its chairman, touching off widespread anti-government street protests in Seoul.
•2005 -- Two descendants of the Japanese assassins who murdered Korea's last queen, Empress Myeongseong, in 1895 visit Seoul to make an apology for their ancestors' crime.