Yonhap runs a daily feature “Today in Korean History,” which lists several events for June 15 in addition to the 2000 inter-Korean summit. Among them:
- 918 – Wang Geun unifies the three Kingdoms (Silla, Late-Paekjae and Late-Koguryo) to establish the Koryo Kingdom (of course Yonhap uses the newer government transliteration system, as opposed to my use of one of the older methods that is still more comfortable for me, aside from simply using Korean, which is of course more accurate. There has been an interesting discussion on Romanization on the Korea Studies web recently).
- 1994 (Yonhap has it incorrectly as 1984) – Jimmy Carter visits North Korea to discuss the nuclear issue.
- 1999 – A brief inter-Korean naval clash in the west sea leaves at least one North Korean ship on the bottom of the sea (Yonhap forgets to mention the sinking. North Korea got revenge three years later in June 2002, showing a marked improvement in its own naval capabilities).
- 2000 – South Korean President Kim Dae Jung and North Korean leader Kim Jong Il hold their historic summit meeting in Pyongyang.
- 2004 – (The fifth anniversary of the 1999 naval clash) North and South Korean warships exchange a brief radio message in order to reduce tensions and lower chances of hostilities in the West Sea.