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    Today in Korean history

    Jan. 30 1954 -- The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) launches its Korean committee. 1967 -- The Korea Exchange Bank is founded. 1974 -- South Korea and Japan sign an agreement on the zoning of their continental shelves. 1992 -- North Kor... 14:00 Jan. 29
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    Jan. 29 1990 -- The Ministry of National Defense announces a plan to rearrange U.S. Air Force bases in the country, including the withdrawal of those in Daegu, Gwangju and Suwon. 1992 -- South Korea establishes diplomatic ties with Uzbekistan. 2001 -- South and North Korea hold their ... 14:00 Jan. 28
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    Jan. 28 1898 -- The first telephone service starts in Korea. 1981 -- President Chun Doo-hwan visits the United States to meet with U.S. President Ronald Reagan. 1992 -- South Korea establishes diplomatic ties with Kazakhstan. 2003 -- Lee Jong-wook is elected as director-general of... 14:00 Jan. 27
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    Jan. 27 1883 -- The Joseon Dynasty designates the "Taegeukki" as the national flag. 1959 -- Lee Dong-jun, a correspondent of the Soviet Union's Pravda newspaper in Pyongyang, defects to South Korea through the truce village of Panmunjom. 1971 -- South Korea puts the Vienna Convention ... 14:00 Jan. 26
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    Jan. 26 1886 -- The state publishing organ of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), Bakmunguk, launches the Hanseongjubo weekly under the initiative of young modernists who wanted to accept Western civilization. The publication was a revival of their first magazine, Hanseongsunbo, which was abolish... 14:00 Jan. 25
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    Today in Korean history

    Jan. 25 1886 -- The state publishing organ of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), Bakmunguk, launches the Hanseongjubo weekly under the initiative of young modernists who wanted to accept Western civilization. The publication was a revival of their first magazine, Hanseongsunbo, which was abolish... 14:00 Jan. 24
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    Jan. 24 1963 -- South Korea and North Korea hold their first meeting in Switzerland as part of an ultimately unsuccessful effort to form a joint team for the 1964 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. 1972 -- South Korea publishes its first Trade White Paper. 2000 -- A coalition of local c... 14:00 Jan. 23
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    Jan. 23 1981 -- South Korea's military government reduces opposition leader Kim Dae-jung's death sentence to life in prison. Kim was sentenced to death the previous year for allegedly instigating an insurgency in the southwestern city of Gwangju that year. 1996 -- Hyun Sung-il, an official ... 14:00 Jan. 22
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    Jan. 22 1992 -- Kim Yong-sun, a close confidant of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il who handled international affairs at the ruling Workers' Party, meets Arnold Kanter, U.S. undersecretary of state for political affairs, in New York to discuss the communist country's nuclear program. It was th... 14:00 Jan. 21
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    Today in Korean history

    Jan. 21 1919 -- Gojong, the 26th and last king of the Joseon Dynasty, dies. 1968 -- Thirty-one North Korean commandos infiltrate Seoul in an attempt to assassinate President Park Chung-hee. The North Koreans were stopped 300 meters from the presidential office, Cheong Wa Dae. Twenty-eight... 14:00 Jan. 20
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    Today in Korean history

    Jan. 20 1919 -- Gojong, the 26th king of the Joseon Dynasty, dies. 1968 -- Thirty-one North Korean commandos infiltrate Seoul in an attempt to assassinate President Park Chung-hee. The North Korean troops are stopped 300 meters from the presidential office of Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul. Twenty... 14:00 Jan. 19
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    Jan. 19 1946 -- Rightist and leftist Korean students clash over whether the Korean Peninsula should be placed under a U.N. trusteeship. 1949 -- The South Korean government applies for membership in the U.N. 1967 -- A South Korean patrol boat is sunk by artillery fired by the North Kor... 14:00 Jan. 18
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    Jan. 18 1898 -- Daehanjeguk, or the Korean Empire, issues a permit to two Americans, whom historic records identify as H. Collbron and R. Bostwick, to lay railroads and build electric and telephone lines in Seoul. The American businessmen built a five-mile-long track and began operating elect... 14:00 Jan. 17
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    Jan. 17 1981 -- The opposition Democratic Korea Party is launched. 1992 -- Japanese Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa offers an apology for Tokyo's 1910-45 colonization of the Korean Peninsula during his speech before the South Korean National Assembly. 2001 -- The Seoul government reve... 14:00 Jan. 16
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    Today in Korean history

    Jan. 16 1948 -- Giuseppe Verdi's opera "La Traviata" is performed in South Korea for the first time. 1951 -- China rejects a United Nations proposal for a cease-fire in the Korean War. 1990 -- South Korea's Hyundai Group obtains formal permission from the Soviet Chamber of Commerce a... 14:00 Jan. 15
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    Jan. 15 1987 -- Doctor Kim Man-cheol and 10 of his family members leave North Korea's eastern port of Chongjin to defect to South Korea. The family arrives in Seoul on Feb. 8 after passing through Japan and Taiwan. 1990 -- South Korea and Algeria agree to establish diplomatic relations. ... 14:00 Jan. 14
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    Today in Korean history

    Jan. 14 1963 -- South Korea establishes diplomatic ties with Canada. 1967 -- Ninety-four people are killed when the passenger ship Hanil-ho collides with a Navy vessel. 1978 -- South Korean actress Choi Eun-hee is abducted by North Korean agents in Hong Kong, two weeks before her husb... 14:00 Jan. 13
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    Today in Korean history

    Jan. 13 1903 -- A group of more than 100 Koreans lands in Honolulu, Hawaii, after traveling across the Pacific Ocean on the S.S. Gaelic, marking the first wave of Korean emigration to the United States. 1969 -- Samsung Electric Industries Co., now Samsung Electronics Co., is founded in th... 14:00 Jan. 12
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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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