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    Today in Korean history

    April 13 1919 -- A Korean government-in-exile is set up in Shanghai to begin efforts to win independence from Japanese colonial rule. 1977 -- South Korea establishes formal diplomatic ties with Sudan. 1989 -- Moon Ik-hwan, a pastor and reunification activist, is arrested for violatin... 14:00 Apr. 12
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    Today in Korean history

    April 12 1950 -- South Koreans sweep the podium at Boston Marathon, with Ham Kee-yong winning the prestigious marathon event. 1990 -- President Roh Tae-woo gives amnesty to Kim Hyun-hui, one of the North Korean agents responsible for the in-flight bombing of a South Korean passenger airp... 14:00 Apr. 11
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    April 11 1959 -- The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization starts construction of its office in Myeongdong, downtown Seoul. 1960 -- Kim Ju-yeol, a student at Masan Commercial High School who was arrested by police after participating in a pro-democracy demonstr... 14:00 Apr. 10
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    April 10 1900 -- Hanseong Electric, the country's first electric energy producer, which was established two years earlier, installs street lights for the first time in Jongno, the central district of Seoul, where the royal palaces of the Joseon Dynasty are located. 1919 -- The provisional... 14:00 Apr. 09
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    Today in Korean history

    April 9 1962 -- South Korea establishes diplomatic relations with Israel. 1965 -- South Korea signs a trade agreement with West Germany. 1975 -- Eight South Korean university students convicted of trying to overthrow the government are executed just 20 hours after a court sentenced them... 14:00 Apr. 08
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    Today in Korean history

    April 8 1899 -- Telephone service becomes available in Seoul for the first time. 1970 -- Thirty-three people are crushed to death when an apartment building collapses in Seoul. 1980 -- South Korea launches its first domestically manufactured submarine. 1984 -- Telephone servic... 14:00 Apr. 07
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    Today in Korean history

    April 7 1896 -- Korea's first Korean-language newspaper, the Dongnip Shinmun (The Independent), publishes its first edition in Seoul. The four-page newspaper, funded by the government and produced by Seo Jae-pil, an official educated in Japan and the United States, was aimed at reaching the ge... 14:00 Apr. 06
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    Today in Korean history

    April 6 1887 -- The Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) sets up a government agency in charge of telegraph services. 1984 -- The Seoul Olympic Organizing Committee selects a tiger, named Hodori, as the official mascot of the 1988 Olympic Games. 2015 -- South Korea criticizes Japan for intensif... 14:00 Apr. 05
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    Today in Korean history

    April 5 1860 -- Choi Je-u establishes Donghak (eastern studies), an indigenous Korean religion that integrated ideas of Christianity, Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism, as well as promoting humanitarian values. It also developed into a movement of farmers against the feudal system a... 14:00 Apr. 04
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    Today in Korean history

    April 3 1906 -- A railway opens, linking Seoul, now in South Korea, and Sinuiju, now in North Korea. The 518.5-kilometer multi-rail line carried the largest traffic volume on the Korean Peninsula until the country was divided in 1948. South and North Korea agreed to reconnect the railway duri... 14:00 Apr. 02
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    Today in Korean history

    April 1 1895 -- Yu Kil-jun, a government official of the Joseon Dynasty, publishes an essay titled "Seo-yoo-gyeon-mun" (A Traveler's Journal on the West), in which he gave his impressions of the United States and Europe. 1920 -- The Dong-A Ilbo, now one of the oldest and largest dailies... 14:00 Mar. 31
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    Today in Korean history

    March 31 1938 -- Sungshil High School in Pyongyang is closed after refusing to force students to worship at Japanese shrines. Japanese authorities introduced the requirement as part of cultural colonization efforts. 1941 -- The Japanese colonial government bans the teaching and use of the K... 14:00 Mar. 30
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    Today in Korean history

    March 30 1990 -- South Korea establishes diplomatic ties with Romania. Korean Air also launches flights to Moscow, and Russia's Aeroflot Airlines opens a route to Seoul. 1991 -- The South Korean government establishes the Korea International Cooperation Agency, a volunteer network provid... 14:00 Mar. 29
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    Today in Korean history

    March 28 1953 -- North Korea agrees to exchange prisoners of war wounded during the ongoing conflict with South Korea. The war ended in a cease-fire signed in July later that year. 1969 -- Archbishop Stephen Kim Sou-hwan is ordained as South Korea's first cardinal. 1974 -- South Korea... 14:00 Mar. 28
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    Today in Korean history

    March 28 1953 -- North Korea agrees to exchange prisoners of war wounded during the ongoing conflict with South Korea. The war ended in a cease-fire signed in July later that year. 1969 -- Archbishop Stephen Kim Sou-hwan is ordained as South Korea's first cardinal. 1974 -- South Korea... 14:00 Mar. 27
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    Today in Korean history

    March 27 1951 -- The Ministry of Education introduces a new school system -- six years for elementary school, three each for middle and high school, and four for university. 1971 -- The U.S. Army 7th Division withdraws after being stationed for two years in South Korea. 1982 -- The South... 14:00 Mar. 26
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    Today in Korean history

    March 26 1910 -- Ahn Jung-geun, a Korean independence fighter who resisted Japanese colonial rule, is executed at a prison in China by Japanese authorities. Ahn was arrested in 1909 for assassinating Ito Hirobumi, the Japanese resident-general in Korea, at a railway station in Harbin, a city ... 14:00 Mar. 25
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    Today in Korean history

    March 25 1929 -- Gyeongseong University, founded in 1924 by Japan, graduates its first students. After the end of World War II, the university was closed in 1946 and was later merged with other colleges into Seoul National University. 1949 -- Korea establishes an embassy in Washington. ... 14:00 Mar. 24
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    Today in Korean history

    March 24 1881 -- A group of Joseon Dynasty Confucian scholars from the southeastern region of the Korean Peninsula present an appeal with 10,000 signatures to the royal throne, protesting the opening of trade and commerce to foreign countries. 1895 -- A Joseon Dynasty cabinet led by Kim ... 14:00 Mar. 23
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    Today in Korean history

    March 23 1949 -- The United States dispatches John Muccio as its first ambassador to South Korea. 1990 -- South Korea establishes diplomatic relations with Bulgaria. 1992 -- South Korea establishes diplomatic relations with Azerbaijan. 2000 -- The North Korean navy announces its o... 14:00 Mar. 22
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