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    Today in Korean history

    Feb. 24 1961 -- South Korea and the Philippines sign a trade accord. 2007 -- South Korea and the United States announce that Seoul will reclaim wartime operational control of its forces from Washington on April 17, 2012. The agreement resolved one of the most controversial bilateral issue... 14:00 Feb. 23
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    Feb. 23 1904 -- The Korea-Japan Protocol is signed. The agreement imposed by Japan states that the Korean government must accept Japanese recommendations on the modernization of its facilities and provide strategic bases for Japanese troops if a third country invades Korea. On the pretext of ... 14:00 Feb. 22
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    Feb. 22 1980 -- The South Korean government decides to boycott the Moscow Olympics, following the United States, West Germany, Japan and Canada. 1990 -- The Cabinet adopts a bill to create a fund for inter-Korean cooperation, one of the legal systems for supporting economic and social exc... 14:00 Feb. 21
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    Feb. 21 1954 -- A vessel from South Korea carrying North Korean prisoners of war arrives in India. The group of 76 prisoners, who were held by southern authorities during the 1950-1953 Korean War, wanted to live somewhere other than Korea after their release. North Korean POWs in the South we... 14:00 Feb. 20
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    Feb. 20 1920 -- The Korean Aviation School opens in Willows, California. Established by a group of Korean independence activists, the school produced pilots who fought against the Japanese colonial regime that ruled the country from 1910 to 1945. 1963 -- Students from the nation's first R... 14:00 Feb. 19
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    Feb. 19 1136 -- An uprising led by Myocheong, a Buddhist monk and royal adviser during the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392), is killed by the king's army. Myocheong, who supported an independent policy toward China and opposed conservative officials, suggested war against the Chinese kingdom and wa... 14:00 Feb. 18
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    Feb. 18 1909 -- The Korean Empire, the successor of the Joseon Dynasty lasting from 1897 to 1910, announces national tax collection laws. Regional tax laws were formed three years earlier, yielding part of the tax income to local municipalities. 1910 -- The first commercial movie theater ... 14:00 Feb. 17
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    Feb. 16 1942 -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is born. He took power after his father Kim Il-sung, founder of the communist country, died in 1994. 1945 -- Poet Yoon Dong-ju dies in a prison in Japan at the age of 29. Born in Manchuria, northeastern China, he studied in Pyongyang and Seo... 14:00 Feb. 15
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    Feb. 15 1894 -- Farmers and other working-class people rise up against corrupt bureaucrats in the southwestern area of the Korean Peninsula, triggering the nationwide "Donghak" movement. The Joseon Dynasty brutally suppresses the uprising with the help of the Chinese and Japanese militaries. ... 14:00 Feb. 14
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    Feb. 14 1910 -- Korean independence fighter An Jung-geun is sentenced to death for the assassination of Japanese Governor-General Hirobumi Ito in October of the preceding year. 1970 -- Thirty-nine passengers from a Korean Air aircraft hijacked by North Korea some two months earlier retur... 14:00 Feb. 13
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    Feb. 13 1969 -- The Korean Central Intelligence Agency announces its arrest of Lee Su-geun, a North Korean spy who entered South Korea posing as a defector in 1967. Lee was executed on July 3, 1969. 2000 -- South Korean marathon runner Lee Bong-ju sets a new South Korean record ... 14:00 Feb. 12
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    Feb. 12 1975 -- President Park Chung-hee wins a popular vote of confidence for his Yushin (Revitalizing Reforms) Constitution, which allows for his extended rule, following a national referendum. 1981 -- South Korea opens diplomatic ties with Lebanon. 1985 -- The 12th National Assembl... 14:00 Feb. 11
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    Feb. 11 1940 -- The Japanese colonial regime orders all Koreans to adopt Japanese names. 1951 -- As the indiscriminate killings continue for a third day, 500 more villagers are shot and killed in Geochang, a county in the southeast of the country, by South Korean soldiers who wrongfully ... 14:00 Feb. 10
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    Feb. 9 1945 -- The Korean provisional government declares war against Japan and Germany. 1967 -- The Status of Forces Agreement, which governs the rights and responsibilities of U.S. troops stationed in South Korea, goes into effect. 1990 -- South Korea's ruling party and two oppositi... 14:00 Feb. 08
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    Feb. 8 1919 -- A group of Korean students in Japan denounces the Japanese colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula and holds a ceremony at the YMCA building in Tokyo to declare Korea's independence. Korea was occupied as a colony by Japan from 1910 to 1945. 1944 -- Japanese colonial authorit... 14:00 Feb. 07
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    Feb. 7 1964 -- South Korea and Kenya forge diplomatic ties. 1992 -- South Korea and Turkmenistan forge diplomatic ties. 1999 -- South Korea inks an investment treaty with Israel. 2009 -- South Korea's Kim Yu-na wins the women's singles competition at the Four Continents figure ska... 14:00 Feb. 06
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    Today in Korean history

    Feb. 6 1964 -- South Korea establishes diplomatic relations with Kenya. 1972 -- The Cheongryong unit, one of the main South Korean contingents that participated in the Vietnam War at the United States' request, returns home. 1996 -- South Korea and Israel sign an investment guarantee and... 14:00 Feb. 05
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    Feb. 5 1893 -- The royal authorities of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) decide to establish the nation's first naval academy on Ganghwa Island, west of Seoul. Faced with growing pressure from foreign countries' military vessels that frequently appeared around the peninsula, the authorities pla... 14:00 Feb. 04
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    Today in Korean history

    Feb. 4 1921 -- Korean independence movement leaders operating in Manchuria attack Japanese forces at Chongjin Port on the northeastern coast and kill about 40 Japanese soldiers. Korea was under Japanese colonial rule from 1910 to 1945. 1966 -- The Korea Institute of Science and Technology... 14:00 Feb. 03
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    Feb. 3 1954 -- South Korea designates a civilian-restricted area between 5 and 20 kilometers south of the Southern Limit Line (SLL). The SLL is just 2 km south of the heavily fortified border between the two Koreas. 1989 -- Kim Hyun-hee, a North Korean citizen, is indicted for the 1987 b... 14:00 Feb. 02
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