19 December 1932 – Yoon Bong-Gil

Yoon Bong Gil

Yoon Bong Gil

Yoon Bong-Gil, a 24-year-old Korean, was sentenced to death for attempting to kill the Japanese Emperor Hirohito.

His attempt to blow up the emperor may have failed, but he killed a number of other dignitaries in the fallout.

He was executed in Japan and buried there in 1932, but his body has since been exhumed and reburied in Korean after he was given a posthumous order of merit for his actions.

Also on this day

19 December 2000 – David Dewayne Johnson
19 December 1904 – Edmund Hall

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