Picture on the left showing Closeup of the Korean Demilitarized Zone that surrounds the Military Demarcation Line. Text on the right saying: On September 8, 1945 Korea was partitioned into north and south by the US and the USSR (now Russia). On September 8, 1945 Korea was partitioned into north and south by the US and the USSR (now Russia). After Japan was defeated in WWII, allied leaders agreed that Korea would be liberated from Japan but would be placed under an international trusteeship until the Koreans would be deemed ready for self-rule. The country was partitioned with the north occupied by USSR and south occupied by USA until the trusteeship could be implemented. However, negotiations between USA and USSR regarding the trusteeship failed. UN-backed elections were held In the US-occupied southern half in 1948 and Syngman Rhee won the election, while Kim Il Sung consolidated his position as the leader of Soviet-occupied northern Korea. This led to the establishment of the Republic of Korea in southern Korea on 15 August 1948, followed by the establishment of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in northern Korea on 9 September 1948. On 25 June 1950, North Korea invaded South Korea in an attempt to re-unify the peninsula under its communist rule. The subsequent Korean War, which lasted from 1950 to 1953, ended with a stalemate and has left Korea divided by the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) up to the present day.

Korea is partitioned by the Soviet Union and the United States on September 8, 1945

Division of Korea 1945 by 360 on History  

Black and white image of Helen Keller holding a Magnolia on the left. On the right is the text saying: Helen Adams Keller was born this day June 27, 1880 . She was an American author, disability rights advocate, political activist and lecturer. Born in West Tuscumbia, Alabama, she lost her sight and her hearing after a bout of illness when she was 19 months old. She then communicated primarily using home signs until the age of seven, when she met her first teacher and life-long companion Anne Sullivan. Sullivan taught Keller language, including reading and writing. After an education at both specialist and mainstream schools, Keller attended Radcliffe College of Harvard University and became the first deafblind person in the United States to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. She died on June 1, 1968 By 360onhistory.com

Helen Keller

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