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    Today in Korean history

    Jan. 12 1988 -- North Korea's Olympic Committee declares its decision to boycott the Seoul Olympics. 2001 -- Then U.S. President Bill Clinton expresses "regret" over the killing of South Korean citizens by U.S. soldiers during the 1950-1953 Korean War. He acknowledged that U.S. soldiers "... 14:00 Jan. 11
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    Jan. 11 1881 -- The royal authorities of Korea's Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) designate nine young officials for a mission to examine Japan's modernized social system and technology. The delegation stayed four months in the neighboring country, where a Western-style administration and advanced ... 14:00 Jan. 10
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    Jan. 10 1994 -- A South Korean expedition led by explorer Goh In-gyong reaches the South Pole on foot. 2003 -- North Korea withdraws from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty after the United States accuses it of running a clandestine atomic weapons program in violation of a 1994 treaty. ... 14:00 Jan. 09
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    Jan. 9 1901 -- Businessman Yoo Doo-po arrives in Hawaii, becoming the first Korean on the U.S. island. 1953 -- The Changgyeong ferry sinks off Busan, leaving 229 people dead. 1969 -- The Ministry of Education decides to require that male students at high schools and colleges receive m... 14:00 Jan. 08
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    Jan. 8 1932 -- Independence fighter Lee Bong-chang throws a grenade in a failed attempt to assassinate Japanese Emperor Hirohito during a military parade on the outskirts of Tokyo. Born in Seoul in 1900, Lee went to Shanghai at the age of 31, where he became a member of a youth patriot organi... 14:00 Jan. 07
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    Jan. 7 1914 -- Ewha Hakdang (Ewha School), the first educational institute for women in Korea, establishes the country's first modern kindergarten. 1946 -- Rhee Syng-man, a strong advocate of Korean independence, issues a statement opposing Korea's placement under a five-year U.N. supervi... 14:00 Jan. 06
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    Jan. 6 1926 -- Japan completes construction of the Japanese governor-general's office inside Gyeongbok Palace in central Seoul. The Japanese colonial headquarters controlled the entire Korean Peninsula until Korea regained its sovereignty in 1945. The building later housed the national museum... 14:00 Jan. 05
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    Jan. 5 1953 -- South Korean President Rhee Syng-man expresses his intention to resume diplomatic relations with Japan after meeting with the country's Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida. 1982 -- South Korea lifts the nighttime curfew after 37 years. 2003 -- South Korea and Russia agree t... 14:00 Jan. 04
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    Today in Korean history

    Jan. 4 1951 -- South Korean troops and United Nations-led coalition forces retreat from Seoul amid an offensive by North Korean and Chinese forces in what would later be known as the 1950-53 Korean War. 1991 -- South Korea and the United States revise the Status of Forces Agreement for the... 14:00 Jan. 03
  • Today in Korean history

    Jan. 2 1946 -- The Korean Communist Party announces its support for U.N. trusteeship of Korea. 1951 -- The government of President Rhee Syng-man begins prescreening of periodicals. 2004 -- South Korea's foreign ministry summons the Japanese ambassador and lodges a strong protest over Ja... 14:00 Jan. 01
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    Today in Korean history

    Jan. 1 1883 -- The port of Jemulpo, 40 kilometers west of Seoul, is renamed Incheon Port, and its functions are expanded to commercial trade with foreign partners. 1896 -- The Joseon Dynasty begins using the Gregorian calendar instead of the lunar calendar. 1905 -- All sections of th... 14:00 Dec. 31
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    Today in Korean history

    Dec. 31 1973 -- South Korea establishes diplomatic relations with Afghanistan. After a pro-Soviet Unit regime took control of the Middle Eastern country, however, South Korea severed the ties in 1978. Their ties were then restored in 2002. 1991 -- South and North Korea sign the Joint Decl... 14:00 Dec. 30
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    Dec. 30 1970 -- Korea Telecom launches direct distance dialing nationwide, enabling customers to make long-distance calls without the assistance of an operator. 1990 -- Former President Chun Doo-hwan returns to his home in Seoul from Baekdam Temple in Gangwon Province, where he and... 14:00 Dec. 29
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    Dec. 29 1967 -- Mount Jiri is designated as South Korea's first national park. 1980 -- South Korea and Libya establish ambassador-level relations. 1991 -- The Dongyang Daily News, a daily in South Korea's North Chungcheong Province, is founded. 2007 -- South and North Korea... 14:00 Dec. 28
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    Dec. 28 1908 -- After colonizing the Korean Peninsula in 1905, the Japanese colonial government establishes the Oriental Development Company in Seoul as an economic base to control Korea's land and business. Japan forced Korea to transfer the ownership of some state land to the company on the... 14:00 Dec. 27
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    Dec. 27 1904 -- Korea's royal court under the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) appoints U.S. diplomat D.W. Stevens as its foreign affairs adviser. 1945 -- Top diplomats from the United States, Britain and the Soviet Union hold a meeting in Moscow and announce a five-year United Nations trustees... 14:00 Dec. 26
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    Today in Korean history

    Dec. 26 1948 -- USSR forces complete withdrawal from North Korea. 1962 -- South Korea makes public a fifth amendment to its Constitution, which stipulates rules governing the presidency and creates a unicameral legislature. 1974 -- The Dong-A Ilbo, a daily newspaper, begins to suffer ... 14:00 Dec. 25
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    Dec. 25 1971 -- A fire at Seoul's Daeyeongak Hotel kills 166 people and injures 88 others. 1978 -- Football player Cha Bum-kun becomes the first South Korean to join the Bundesliga in Germany. 1997 -- President-elect Kim Dae-jung names Lee Jong-chan, the vice chairman of the National Cong... 14:00 Dec. 24
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    Dec. 24 1915 -- The colonial government of Japan in Korea issues a special order requiring Korean students to sing the Japanese national anthem at schools. 1949 -- More than 80 residents in Mungyeong, North Gyeongsang Province, are killed. The government first blamed the massacre on commu... 14:00 Dec. 23
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    Today in Korean history

    Dec. 23 1963 -- South Korea establishes diplomatic ties with Ethiopia. The African country was among 16 countries that sent forces under the United Nations banner to fight in the 1950-53 Korean War. The country forged diplomatic relations with North Korea 12 years later. 1972 -- Presiden... 14:00 Dec. 22
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