The following is the chronology of the major events in the life of Park Geun-hye, the former South Korean president who was ousted over a scandal that involved her longtime friend Choi Soon-sil and other close associates.
Feb. 2, 1952: Born in Daegu, South Korea
Dec. 17, 1963: Father Park Chung-hee sworn in as South Korea's fifth president
1974: Graduates from Sogang University with undergraduate degree in electrical engineering
1974~1979: Assumes role of the country's First Lady after mother Yook Young-soo assassinated
1979: President Park Chung-hee assassinated
1979: Receives 600 million won, remainder of late Park Chung-hee's "ruling fund," from Chun Doo-hwan
1982~1991: Heads boards at Yookyoung Foundation, Yeungnam University
1995: Becomes chairwoman of board at Jeongsu Scholarship Foundation
1997: Joins conservative Grand National Party
1998: Wins seat in 15th National Assembly
1998: Becomes vice president of Grand National Party
2002: Visits N. Korea, meets Kim Jong-il
2004: Becomes president of the Grand National Party
2006: Injured from attack by knife-wielding assailant
2007: Loses presidential primary to Lee Myung-bak
2011: Becomes chairwoman of party's emergency committee
Dec. 19, 2012: Wins presidential election
Feb. 25, 2013: Sworn in as country's 18th president
March 28, 2014: Announces N. Korea policy vision through "Dresden speech" in Germany
April 16, 2014: Sewol ferry tragedy occurs, killing more than 300 people
Feb. 10, 2016: Gov't announces shut down of inter-Korean Kaesong industrial complex
Oct. 24, 2016: Proposes revising Constitution through speech in parliament
Oct. 25, 2016: Makes public apology on "Choi Soon-sil scandal"
Nov. 4, 2016: Makes second public apology on "Choi Soon-sil scandal"
Nov. 29, 2016: Suggests April resignation, June presidential election
Dec. 9, 2016: Impeached by National Assembly
March 10, 2017: Constitutional Court upholds impeachment, removes Park from office
March 12, 2017: Park leaves Cheong Wa Dae.
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