Thursday, Jan 13 is Korean American Day! Korean American Day commemorates the arrival of the first Korean immigrants to the United States in 1903 and honors the Korean American’s immense contributions to every aspect of our society. Korean American Day was first proclaimed by President George W. Bush in 2003, on the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the first Koreans to the U.S.
Facts Corner: The United States boasts the second-largest Korean population living outside of Korea and the largest Korean American populations are in Los Angeles and New York. Some famous Korean Americans include Judge Herbert Y.C. Choy, the first Asian American appointed to the U.S. Federal Court of Appeals in San Francisco in 1974, and Hines Ward, Jr. a professional football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers.