Today in Korean War History

Historical Events

  • 1950-06-28 North Korean forces capture Seoul, South Korea in opening phase of the Korean War
  • 1950-07-03 1st time US & North Korean forces clash in Korean War
  • 1950-09-26 UN troops in Korean War recapture South Korean capital of Seoul
  • 1950-10-01 South Korean troops cross the 38th parallel into North Korea
  • 1950-10-07 US forces invade North Korea by crossing 38th parallel
  • 1950-10-26 South Korean troops reach Chosan at Chinese boundary
  • 1950-11-08 1st jet-plane battle ever, in Korean War
  • 1950-11-24 UN troops begin an assault intending to end Korean War by Christmas
  • 1950-12-28 Chinese troops cross 38th Parallel, into South Korea
  • 1951-01-04 Chinese forces capture Seoul (Korean War)
  • 1951-03-14 During Korean War, US/UN forces recapture Seoul
  • 1951-10-25 Peace talks aimed at ending Korean War resumed in Panmunjom
  • 1952-01-30 Korean War truce talks deadlock
  • 1953-07-13 Battle of the Kumsong River begins - last major battle of the Korean war
  • 1953-08-05 Operation "Big Switch"; Korean War prisoner exchanged at Panmunjom
  • 1958-05-30 Unidentified soldiers killed in WW II & Korean War buried in Arlington
  • 1995-07-27 Korean War Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.

Famous Deaths

  • 1950-07-05 Kenneth Shadrick, Pvt from WV becomes 1st US fatality in Korean War