Today in Korean history (Oct. 10)
Oct 10, 2017
•1932 -- Korean independence fighter Lee Bong-chang, who attempted to assassinate Japanese Emperor Hirohito, dies at a prison in Japan. The Korean Peninsula was under Japanese colonial rule from 1910 to 1945.
•1990 -- South and North Korea host a joint film festival in New York for the first time since the division of the Korean Peninsula in 1945.
•1993 -- A 110-ton ferry sinks in waters off Buan on South Korea's west coast, killing 268 people on board.
•1997 -- "Nanta," a non-verbal show combining cooking and high-energy percussion, is performed for the first time at a Seoul theater. It later became a hit and opened on Broadway.