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    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 ... 14:00 Mar. 30
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    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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    March 29 1995 -- South Korea becomes a member of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), an international economic organization founded in 1961 to stimulate economic progress and world trade. 2001 -- Incheon International Airport, South Korea's largest airport, i... 14:00 Mar. 28
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    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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    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 So... 14:00 Mar. 26
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    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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    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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    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 H... 14:00 Mar. 23
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    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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    March 22 1962 -- President Yoon Bo-sun steps down in protest over the "political purification law" that the National Assembly passed to prevent members of previous administrations from returning to office. Yoon's resignation came about 10 months after Gen. Park Chung-hee seized control of the... 14:00 Mar. 21
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    March 21 1990 -- South Korea establishes diplomatic relations with Namibia. 1996 -- South Korea is elected to the executive board of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), which is in charge of developing copper, nickel, cobalt, manganese and other seabed mineral resources, the foreign... 14:00 Mar. 20
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    March 20 1902 -- A telephone line is established between Seoul and Incheon. 1958 -- A commercial airline starts flights between Seoul and Jeju. 1999 -- President Kim Dae-jung holds a summit with Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi at the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae. 2011 --... 14:00 Mar. 19
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    March 19 1921 -- Na Hye-seok becomes the first female Korean painter to hold an exhibition in Korea. The exhibition was held at the headquarters of the Gyeongseong Ilbo newspaper in Seoul. 1971 -- The government begins construction on the nation's first nuclear power plant, Gori No. 1. ... 14:00 Mar. 18
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    March 18 1912 -- The Japanese government establishes a judiciary system in Korea, a Japanese colony from 1910 to 1945. Under the system, defendants can make appeals three times as in Japan and European countries. 1935 -- The first telephone switchboard in Korea begins operation at a post o... 14:00 Mar. 17
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    March 17 1950 -- South Korea establishes diplomatic ties with Sweden. 1964 -- Korean Air Lines Co. begins service between Seoul and Osaka, Japan. 2002 -- Twenty-five North Koreans who sought asylum at the Spanish Embassy in Beijing arrive in South Korea via Manila. 2005 -- South K... 14:00 Mar. 16
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    March 16 1963 -- Park Chung-hee, the then acting president of South Korea after rising to power through a military coup in 1961, proposes a referendum for a presidential election. The announcement brings fierce criticism from opposition parties and civic activists, as the former general had prom... 14:00 Mar. 15
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    March 15 1919 -- Korean immigrants in Hawaii, the U.S. mainland and Mexico hold separate meetings on how to support and finance the independence movement in their homeland, which was then a Japanese colony. They contributed wages from working on farms to help independence fighters operating o... 14:00 Mar. 14
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    March 14 1902 -- A ground-breaking ceremony is held in Mapo, central Seoul, to mark the beginning of construction on the Gyeongui railway linking Sinuiju, a city on the Korean Peninsula's border with China, and Busan, a southeastern port city. 1940 -- A cruise ship capsizes in the sea off ... 14:00 Mar. 13
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    March 13 1946 -- A group of students stages protests against communism, spreading in the northern part of the Korean Peninsula, in Hamheung, a city located in what is now North Korea. After Korea regained its sovereignty from Japan in 1945, fierce clashes between capitalists and communists... 14:00 Mar. 12
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    March 12 1948 -- Korean independence fighters, including Kim Gu and Kim Kyu-sik, issue a statement opposing a U.N. General Assembly resolution adopted Feb. 26 to hold a separate general election in southern Korea. 1971 -- South Korean ground troops assume responsibility for the defense o... 14:00 Mar. 11
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