A Korean name consists of a family name and a given name, both of
which are generally composed of Hanja. In Korean, a given name follows
a family name. In non-East Asian language contexts, especially Western
languages, some Koreans keep the original order and others reverse
their names to match the European or North American naming order,
which is the given name followed by the family name, as is done by
members of many other East Asian socities in these contexts. Each
family name is divided into one or more clans, identified by the city
that the clan office is located in. The most populous clan is Gimhae
(Kimhae) Kim; that is, the Kim clan based in the city of Gimhae (near
Busan). Every 30 years, each clan publishes a comprehensive genealogy.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
The British Parliament abolished feudalism and the seigneurial system
in British North America.
Camille Chautemps became Prime Minister of France in the second
Popular Front ministry.
Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union with Operation Barbarossa.
Argentine footballer Diego Maradona scored both the Hand of God goal
and the Goal of the Century against England during the quarter-final
match of the FIFA World Cup in Mexico City.
Wikiquote of the day:
"The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too
impatient... Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches.
Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a
beach— waiting for a gift from the sea." -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh