1394 The Korean king Yi Song-gye, founder of the Joseon-Dynasty, moved the capital from Kaesŏng to Hanyang, today known as Seoul.
1897 Shinhan Bank, the oldest bank in South Korea, opens in Seoul.
1950 Seoul is captured by North Korean troops.
1950 United Nations troops recapture Seoul from the North Koreans.
1951 Korean War: Chinese and North Korean forces capture Seoul.
1951 Korean War: For the second time, United Nations troops recapture Seoul.
1974 78 die when the Time Go-Go Club in Seoul, South Korea burns down. Six of the victims jumped to their deaths from the seventh floor after a club official barred the doors after the fire started.
1984 103 Korean Martyrs are canonized by Pope John Paul II in Seoul
1994 In Seoul, 32 people are killed when the Seongsu Bridge collapses.
1995 The Sampoong Department Store collapses in the Seocho-gu district of Seoul, South Korea, killing 501 and injuring 937.