PARK CHUNG HEE
history

1960~1969

1961
May 16 Military Revolution
1962
Implementation of the First 5-year economic development plan
1963
Dispatched 123 miners to West Germany in December
1964
Set the first Export Day on November 30
State visit to West Germany
Achieved $100 million in export
1965
Dispatched the ROK "Tiger" Division and "Blue Dragon" Unit to South Vietnam
1966
A Korea-US summit meeting with Lyndon B. Johnson in November
1967
Implementation of the Second 5-year economic development plan
1968
Organized Homeland Reserve Forces in April
1969
Completed renovation of Hyeonchungsa Shrine (April 28)
Korea-US summit meeting with Richard Nixon in August
Established the KIST (October 23)

1970~1979

1970
Proposed Saemaeul (New Village) Movement (April 22)
Opening of Gyeongbu (Seoul-Busan) Expressway (July 7)
Established the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (August 3)
Achieved $1 billion in export
1971
Established the Korea Development Institute (March 11)
1972
Green Revolution: developed high-yield "Unification" Rice
Dedicated the National Museum of Korea (August 25)
Implementation of the Third 5-year economic development plan
1973
Opening of Honam Expressway (November 14)
Declared the inauguration of heavy and chemical industrialization (January30)
Announced the 10-year forestry conservation reforestation plan (March 10)
Opened the Grand Children’s Park in Seoul (May 5)
Completed the construction of the POSCO (July 3)
Completed the construction of Soyang Multi-purpose Dam (October 15)
1974
Announced 3 basic principles for peaceful unification (August 15)
Opened the first Seoul Metropolitan Subway Line 1 (August 15)
1975
Opened Gyeongju Museum (July 2)
1976
Established Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (December 26)
1977
Introduced Employer-provided health insurance system (July 1)
Achieved $10 billion in export and $1000 per capita income
Achieved self-sufficiency of rice (rice production: 40 million "sok")
Implementation of the Fourth 5-year economic development plan
1978
Successfully launched the first Korean made land-to-land missile "White Bear" (7th in the world, September 26)
1979
Dedicated the Sapgyochon Seawall
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