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    Today in Korean history

    Sept. 26 1950 -- South Korean and U.N. forces recapture Seoul, three months after the capital was overrun by North Korean invaders at the start of the Korean War. The North Koreans briefly retook Seoul four months later but were driven back by U.S.-led allied forces. 2009 -- Hundreds of S... 14:00 Sep. 25
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    Today in Korean history

    Sept. 25 1920 -- The Japanese colonial government in Korea suspends the publication of the Donga Ilbo, a Korean-language daily, for allegedly defaming the Japanese imperial insignia in an editorial. 1987 -- South Korea establishes diplomatic ties with Somalia. 2000 -- South and Nort... 14:00 Sep. 24
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    Today in Korean history

    Sept. 24 1987 -- South Korea and Bhutan forge diplomatic relations. 1991 -- President Roh Tae-woo delivers a speech at the United Nations. 1996 -- Robert Kim, a U.S. Navy officer, is arrested by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation on charges of passing classified information on N... 14:00 Sep. 23
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    Sept. 23 1992 -- South Korea and Taiwan close their diplomatic missions in each other's capital after South Korea switched its diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China. 2002 -- North Korean athletes come to Busan, South Korea's largest port city, to participate in the 14th Asian Games. ... 14:00 Sep. 22
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    Today in Korean history

    Sept. 22 1948 -- A law to punish Koreans who collaborated with the Japanese colonial regime (1910-1945) takes effect. The law, however, was ineffective because of implicit opposition from the U.S. military government and criticism from President Rhee Syng-man, who was supported by a number of... 14:00 Sep. 21
  • Today in Korean history

    Sept. 21 668 -- The Goguryeo Kingdom, which was established in 37 B.C., is conquered by troops from a coalition of Korea's Silla Kingdom and China's Tang Dynasty. Considered the forerunner of modern-day Korea, the Goguryeo Kingdom stretched from areas of what is now North Korea to Manchuria i... 14:00 Sep. 20
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    Today in Korean history

    Sept. 20 1985 -- Fifty South Koreans travel to Pyongyang and an equal number of North Koreans come to Seoul to participate in the first temporary reunion of family members separated since the 1950-53 Korean War. 1986 -- The 10th Asian Games open in Seoul. 1995 -- The Gwangju Biennale,... 14:00 Sep. 19
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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, Y... 14:00 Sep. 18
  • 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 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 death on charges of sedition. The death sentence was later commuted to life imp... 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... 15:53 Sep. 15
  • 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 open... 14:43 Sep. 14
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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 Pusan International Film Festival, the first internationa... 14:00 Sep. 12
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    Today in Korean history

    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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    Today in Korean history

    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 Inte... 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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    Today in Korean history

    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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    Today in Korean history

    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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