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Chronology

Age 21 (1899)
Ahn is elected head of an ad hoc committee to resolve the issue of Vice Minister Kim Jung-hwan’s extortion of 5,000 nyang from a villager in Ungjin. Ahn suggests the establishment of a college to Archbishop Mutel, and after the request is turned down, stops studying French. Ahn is elected president of Maningye (A big-scale mutual financing association).
Age 24 (1902)
Ahn’s eldest daughter Hyeong-saeng is born.
Age 27 (1905)
Ahn inspects Shandong Peninsula and Shanghai to establish an independence movement base after consultation with his father. His father, Ahn Tae-hun, passes away. Ahn returns to Korea. Ahn’s eldest son Bun-do is born; he dies at age 12.
Age 28 (1906)
Ahn’s family moves to Yongjeong-dong in Jinnam-po.
Age 29 (1907)
Ahn joins the Seobuk Hakhoe (Seobuk Society) and actively participates in the national debt redemption movement. Ahn establishes a tripartite committee (with Han Jae-ho and Song Byeong-un) to promote a coal and mine business. After having witnessed the forced abdication of Emperor Gojong’s throne and the dissolution of the army by Japan, Ahn takes the injured people to the Jejungwon hospital (which later becomes Severance Hospital). Ahn’s second son Jun-saeng is born. Having decided to seek political asylum, Ahn arrives at Gando (間島; Jiandao) with Kim Dong-eok via Busan, Wonsan, Cheongjin, and Hoeryeong and crossing the Tumen River. After inspecting the circumstances of his fellow countrymen around Yongjeong in Gando, Ahn practices shooting near Seonbawi in Myeongdong-chon. After traveling Jongseong and Geyongheung, Ahn moves from Posyet to Vladivostok, where he joins the Gyedong Young Men’s Association and works as a temporary inspector. Ahn becomes one of the sworn brothers with Eom In-seop and Kim Gi-ryeong in Shuiqing.
Age 30 (1908)
Ahn announces an article “Insim-gyeolhap-ron” at The Haejo Sinmun, and participates in Dongui-hoe (president Choe Jae-hyeong, vice-president Yi Beom-yun, chairman Yi Wi-jong, vice-chairman Eom In-seop) as councilor. Ahn attempts to attack the Japanese military camps in Koreas but fails to do so. Ahn participates in a righteous army (commander Kim Du-seong and vice-commander Yi Beomg-yun) led by Choe Jae-hyeong as a right-wing commander. Ahn works as a member of the Vladivostok Public Association established by Yi Gang.
Feb.15 (1909)
Ahn initiates the establishment of Ilsim-hoe (Ilsim Society). 
March 2 (1909)
Ahn establishes an alliance of cutting off fingers with 11 members including Kim Gi-yong.
Oct. 18 (1909)
Hirobumi Ito leaves Japan and arrives at Dàlián Harbor in the Liaodong Peninsula.
Oct. 19 (1909)
Ahn leaves Yinqiu and arrives at Vladivostok. While staying at Yi Chi-gwon’s house, Ahn hears of the news of Hirobumi Ito’s inspection of Manchuria.
Oct. 20 (1909)
Ahn confirms from Daedonggongbo-sa – a newspaper for overseas Koreans in
Vladivostok – that Hirobumi Ito would inspect Manchuria. Ahn forcefully borrows money to the cause of the assassination plot from Yi Seok-san (Yi Jin-ryong) and discusses the project with his compatriot U Deok-sun.
Oct. 21 (1909)
Riding in an 8:30 a.m. train, Ahn leaves Vladivostok. Ahn accompanies Yu Dong-ha, a son of Oriental medicine doctor Yu Gyeong-jip, as an interpreter of Russian in Pogranichinaya (present Suifenhe) and leaves for Harbin at 10:34 a.m.
Oct. 22 (1909)
Ahn’s company arrives at Harbin at around 9:15 a.m. and lodges at the house of Kim Seong-baek, Yu Dong-ha’s relative who got related by their children’s marriage. Via Lushun, Ito arrives at Bongcheon (Shenyang).
Oct. 23 (1909)
At Kim Seong-baek’s house, Ahn reads The Yuandongbao (遠東報) that carries an article about Ito’s visit to Manchuria. After having his hair cut in the morning at a barbershop, Ahn takes a picture with U Deok-sun and Yu Dong-ha at a photo studio. Ahn visits Jo Do-seon who is residing at Kim Seong-ok’s house. Jeong Dae-ho requests an interpreter to greet Ahn’s family who are arriving at Harbin. In the evening, Ahn sends Yu Dong-ha to Kim Seong-baek to ask for 50 won needed for the project of assassinating Ito and Yu discusses the matter of repaying the money. Ahn and U Deok-sun jointly signs a letter to be sent to Yi Gang with regard to informing him of the plot and the request for him to repay the money.
Oct. 24 (1909)
Ahn rides in a mail train with U Deok-sun and Jo Do-seon to go southward. The companion arrives at the Caijiagou Railway Station (蔡家溝驛). Ahn informs Yu Dong-ha of their arrival and asks him to send back a telegram in case he hears important news. The next day, Yu Dong-ha sends back a telegram saying that Ito arrives at Harbin. Ahn discusses the method of assassinating Ito with U Deok-sun.
Oct. 25 (1909)
Ahn leaves Caijiagou.
Oct. 26 (1909)
Ahn arrives at the Harbin Railway Station at around 7 a.m. Ito and his party gets out of the train at 9:15 a.m. At 9:30 a.m. Ahn shoots Ito three times with an FN M1900 pistol on the railway platform when Ito is heading toward the welcoming crowd after inspecting the Russian honor-guard. After the Russian guards bust him, he drops his gun and shouts in Russian, "Корея! Ура!” three times. Ito dies at 10 a.m. Ahn is interrogated by the Russian authorities at the premises of the Harbin Railway Station. At 11:35 a.m., the Russian authorities decide to send Ahn to the Japanese authorities. At 11:55 a.m., U Deok-sun and Jo Do-seon are arrested in Caijiagou.
Oct. 27 (1909)
Japanese Foreign Minister Jutarō Komura transfers Ahn to the Guandong Commandery for trial. The Daehan Maeil Sinbo introduces the news of Ahn’s assassination of Ito to Korea.
Oct. 30 (1909)
Public Prosecutor Mizobuchi Takao conducts the first interrogation for Ahn.
Nov. 1
Ahn and nine other culprits leave for Lushun. 
Nov. 3
Ahn and nine other culprits are imprisoned. State Affairs Bureau director Gurachi at the Japanese Foreign Ministry arrives at Lushun. 
Nov. 4
A funeral ceremony for Ito is held in Tokyo.
Nov. 6
Ahn expresses his opinions in a document “Ahn Jung-geun’s Views.”
Nov. 8
Japanese Foreign Minister Jutarō Komura orders the exercise of criminal law enforcement with regard to Ahn’s case.
Nov. 14
Public Prosecutor Mizobuchi Takao conducts the second interrogation for Ahn.
Nov. 15
Public Prosecutor Mizobuchi Takao conducts the third interrogation for Ahn.
Nov. 16
Public Prosecutor Mizobuchi Takao conducts the fourth interrogation for Ahn.
Nov. 17
Public Prosecutor Mizobuchi Takao calls Ahn Jeong-geun and Yu Dong-ha for cross-examination. 
Nov. 18
Public Prosecutor Mizobuchi Takao conducts the fifth interrogation for Ahn, and calls
U Deok-sun and Yu Dong-ha for cross-examination.
Nov. 19
Public Prosecutor Mizobuchi Takao conducts interrogations for Ahn Jeong-geun and
Ahn Gong-geun.
Nov. 22
Police Commissioner Sakai who is dispatched by the Japanese Government-General to Lushun Prison starts an interrogation of Ahn. 
Nov. 24
Public Prosecutor Mizobuchi Takao conducts the sixth interrogation for Ahn, and calls Ahn and Jeong Dae-ho for cross-examination. 
Nov. 26
Public Prosecutor Mizobuchi Takao conducts the seventh interrogation for Ahn. Police Commissioner Sakai conducts the first interrogation for Ahn. 
Nov. 27
Police Commissioner Sakai conducts the second interrogation for Ahn.
Nov. 29
Police Commissioner Sakai conducts the third interrogation for Ahn. 
Dec. 1
Police Commissioner Sakai conducts the fourth interrogation for Ahn. Lawyer Konstantin Mikhailov talks with Ahn and submits a court paper. 
Dec. 2
Police Commissioner Sakai conducts the fifth interrogation for Ahn.
Dec. 3
Police Commissioner Sakai conducts the sixth interrogation for Ahn.
Dec. 4
Police Commissioner Sakai conducts the seventh interrogation for Ahn.
Dec. 5
Police Commissioner Sakai conducts the eighth interrogation for Ahn.
Dec. 6
Police Commissioner Sakai conducts the ninth interrogation for Ahn.
Dec. 9
Police Commissioner Sakai conducts the tenth interrogation for Ahn, and calls Ahn and
Yu Dong-ha for cross-examination.
Dec. 10
Police Commissioner Sakai conducts the eleventh interrogation for Ahn.
Dec. 11
Police Commissioner Sakai conducts the twelfth interrogation for Ahn.
Dec. 13
Ahn starts wrting Autobiography of Ahn Eung-chil.
Dec. 16
Police Commissioner Sakai conducts interrogations for Ahn Jeong-geun and
Ahn Gong-geun.
Dec. 20
Public Prosecutor Mizobuchi Takao conducts the eighth interrogation for Ahn.
Dec. 21
Public Prosecutor Mizobuchi Takao conducts the ninth interrogation for Ahn. Police Commissioner Sakai conducts the 13th interrogation for Ahn Jung-geun.
Dec. 22
Public Prosecutor Mizobuchi Takao conducts the 10th interrogation for Ahn.
Jan. 14
A council for rescuing Ahn’s family is launched at the ethnic Korean village in Vladivostok.
Jan. 26
Public Prosecutor Mizobuchi Takao conducts the 11th interrogation for Ahn.
Feb. 1
Brothers of Ahn Byeong-chan, Jeong-geun and Gong- geun visit and meet Ahn Jung-geun.
Feb. 6
Police Commissioner Sakai conducts the 13th interrogation for Ahn.
Feb. 7
The first court is held.
Feb. 8
The second court is held.
Feb. 9
The third court is held. Lawyer Douglas holds a press conference at Yamato Hotel, where he talks about the iniquity of the trial.
Feb. 10
The fourth court is held. Public Prosecutor Mizobuchi concludes death sentence to Ahn Jung-geun, asks for three-years of prison labor to U Deok-sun, and one-year-and-a-half of prison labor to Jo Do-seon and Yu Dong-ha, respectively.
Feb. 12
The fifth court is held.
Feb. 13
Ahn Myeong-geun arrives at Lushun.
Feb. 14
The sixth court is held. Ahn Jung-geun is sentenced to death.
Feb. 15
Ahn Jung-geun makes a will for the Korean compatriots through Ahn Byeong-chan.
Feb. 17
Ahn Jung-geun meets Hiraishi, the president of the high court, and preaches the peace of East Asia. Ahn starts writing A Treatise on Peace in the East.
March 7
Father Hong-seok-gu (Wilhelm) arrives at Lushun. 
March 8
Father Hong-seok-gu meets Ahn Jung-geun, accompanying Ahn Gong-geun.
March 9
Father Hong-seok-gu meets Ahn Jung-geun for the second time. 
March 10
Father Hong-seok-gu meets Ahn Jung-geun for the third time and asks Ahn to receive the last sacrament.
March 11
Father Hong-seok-gu meets Ahn Jung-geun for the last time.
March 15
Ahn Jung-geun finishes writing a manuscript of Autobiography of Ahn Eung-chil.
March 24
Ahn Jung-geun finishes writing six letters containing his will.
March 25
Ahn Jeong-geun and Ahn Gong-geun meet lawyers Mizuno and Kamata. 
March 26
Ahn Jung-geun is executed at Lushun Prison, leaving A Treatise on Peace in the East as his last will. Ahn is buried at a public cemetery. Ahn Jeong-geun and Ahn Gong-geun request the deliverance of corpse from Japan, which is turned down by the prison authorities. 
March 28
The Manchuria Daily reports the record of Ahn Jung-geun’s court trials.
April 2
Ethnic Koreans hold memorial meeting for Ahn Jung-geun in Vladivostok.
1911
Feb. 20, 1911: A play portraying the life of Ahn Jung-geun kicks off for four times at Gaecheokri Overseas Koreans School in Vladivostok.
1911
March 26, 1911: Vladivostok Overseas Koreans School holds memorial services for the anniversary of Ahn Jung-geun’s death.
1918
A play portraying the life of Ahn Jung-geun is performed in Yinqiu. 
1923
A play portraying the life of Ahn Jung-geun is performed at Korea-China Mutual Cooperation Society in Shanghai.
1928
A movie “Aegukhon (The Soul of Patriotism, director Joeng Gi-tak) portraying the life of Ahn Jung-geun, is screened in Shanghai. 
1946
March 26, 1946: A ceremony celebrating the 37th anniversary of Ahn Jung-geun’s death is held at the Seoul Stadium with as many as 100,000 people participating. 

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