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    Today in Korean history

    Sept. 19 1980 -- South Korea and France sign a fishery accord. 2000 -- The South Korean women's archery team wins the gold medal in the group competition at the Sydney Olympics. The South Korean troika -- Kim Soo-nyung, Yoon Mi-jin and Kim Nam-soon -- beat the Ukrainian team 251-239. Also... 14:00 Sep. 18
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    Today in Korean history

    Sept. 18 1894 -- The Joseon Dynasty opens its first modern primary school, Gyodong Elementary School, in Insadong, Jongno-gu, central Seoul. 1996 -- A North Korean submarine is found stranded on the seashore at Gangneung, a South Korean port city 240 kilometers east of Seoul. A massive ma... 14:00 Sep. 17
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    Today in Korean history

    Sept. 17 1959 -- Typhoon Sarah hits South Korea, leaving over 900 dead or missing. 1978 -- South Korea severs diplomatic ties with Afghanistan after a pro-Soviet Union regime takes control following an invasion. 1980 -- A military tribunal sentences opposition leader Kim Dae-jung to d... 14:00 Sep. 16
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    Sept. 16 1974 -- North Korea joins the International Atomic Energy Agency. Due to a conflict with the United States over its nuclear weapons program, the communist country pulled out of the U.N. nuclear watchdog on Jan. 10, 2003. 2002 -- The militaries of South and North Korea agree to op... 14:00 Sep. 15
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    Today in Korean history

    Sept. 15 1974 -- North Korea joins the International Atomic Energy Agency. Due to a conflict with the United States over its nuclear weapons program, the communist country pulled out of the U.N. nuclear watchdog on Jan. 10, 2003. 2002 -- The militaries of South and North Korea agree to op... 14:00 Sep. 14
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    Sept. 14 1956 -- The Cabinet designates Oct. 1 as Armed Forces Day, commemorating the date in 1950 when U.N.-coalition troops crossed the 38th parallel, which roughly bisects the peninsula, pushing North Korean communists northward in the Korean War. 1984 -- South Korea's Red Cross agrees... 14:00 Sep. 13
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    Today in Korean history

    Sept. 13 1972 -- The two Koreas hold their second round of Red Cross talks. 1991 -- The Koreas separately apply for membership in the United Nations. They were approved five days later to join the world's largest body. 1996 -- The Busan International Film Festival, the first internati... 14:00 Sep. 12
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    Sept. 12 1921 - Korean independence fighter Kim Ik-sang throws a bomb into the headquarters of the Japanese colonial government in an attempt to kill the Japanese governor-general of Korea, Makoto Saito. Japan colonized the Korean Peninsula from 1910 to 1945. 1983 - The South Korean gover... 14:00 Sep. 11
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    Sept. 11 1899 -- Korea's last kingdom, the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), signs a trade treaty with China's Qing Dynasty. 1945 -- The operation of a railway line linking Seoul and Sinuiju, a border city in what is now North Korea, is stopped amid deepening enmity between the rival political ... 14:00 Sep. 10
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    Today in Korean history

    Sept. 10 1934 -- A massive flood hits the southern part of Korea, leaving 800 people dead. 1940 -- Two major Korean vernacular dailies, the Chosun Ilbo and the Donga Ilbo, are closed by Japan's colonial authorities because of their anti-Japan stances. Japan colonized the Korean Peninsula ... 14:00 Sep. 09
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    Sept. 9 1948 -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, or North Korea, is established in the northern part of the Korean Peninsula, further cementing the division between the communist North and capitalist South. 1987 -- Kang Su-yeon, 21, wins the Best Actress award at the Venice Intern... 14:00 Sep. 08
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    Today in Korean history

    Sept. 8 1966 -- South Korea and Japan hold their first Cabinet meeting in Seoul, a year after they normalized diplomatic relations. Seoul had refused to establish relations with Japan after it regained sovereignty from its former colonial occupier in 1945. 1984 -- The Red Cross of North K... 14:00 Sep. 07
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    Sept. 7 1980 -- An archaeological excavation team from Seoul's Yonsei University finds the bones of a human believed to have lived 10,000 to 60,000 years ago in Danyang, 190 kilometers southeast of Seoul. 1993 -- The personal assets of 1,167 high-level government officials are made public. ... 14:00 Sep. 06
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    Sept. 6 1951 -- South Korea establishes the Women's Army Corps amid the 1950-53 Korean War. 1956 -- Lee Joong-sup (1916-56), widely recognized as one of Korea's most talented modern painters, dies of hepatitis. Born in Pyongyang during Japanese colonial rule, he attended art school in Tok... 14:00 Sep. 05
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    Today in Korean history

    Sept. 5 1966 -- The first contingent of the "White Horse" division lands in South Vietnam, becoming the first South Korean military unit to take part in the Vietnam War. 1973 -- The first subway line in Pyongyang, North Korea's capital, opens for service. 1985 -- North Korean official Ho... 14:00 Sep. 04
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    Sept. 4 1990 -- South and North Korea hold their first prime ministers' meeting in Seoul. 1994 -- Taekwondo is approved as an Olympic medal sport at the 103rd Congress of the International Olympic Committee in Paris. 2009 -- North Korea claims it has nearly completed uranium enrichment,... 14:00 Sep. 03
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    Today in Korean history

    Sept. 3 1948 -- The U.S. military in South Korea hands over police authority to the South Korean government. 1988 -- The government announces its plan to open up information on communist countries, including North Korea, to the public. 1997 -- A Vietnamese passenger jet crashes near P... 14:00 Sep. 02
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    Sept. 2 1999 -- North Korea claims the Northern Limit Line (NLL) in the Yellow Sea separating North and South Korea is "invalid," declaring a new sea border line. The NLL was set by the United Nations Command (UNC) when the Korean War ended after the signing of the Armistice Agreement in 1953... 14:00 Sep. 01
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    Today in Korean history

    Sept. 1 1946 -- The Rodong Sinmun, which later became North Korea's official newspaper, is published for the first time. 1952 -- South Korea introduces compulsory military service. 1955 -- South Korea institutes an annual census. 1980 -- Chun Doo-hwan is inaugurated as president ... 14:00 Aug. 31
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    Today in Korean history

    Aug. 31 1989 -- Dong Ah Construction Industrial Co. Ltd. clinches a US$5.3-billion order from Libya to build its waterway system. At the time, the project's budget was the largest of any project in the world. 1998 -- North Korea launches what it calls the Kwangmyongsong 1 artificial satel... 15:16 Aug. 30
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