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    Today in Korean history

    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 Kore... 14:00 Mar. 16
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    Today in Korean history

    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 p... 14:00 Mar. 15
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    Today in Korean history

    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 con... 14:00 Mar. 12
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    Today in Korean history

    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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    Today in Korean history

    March 11 528 -- Silla, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea that later unified the country, declares Buddhism as the national religion after a young monk martyrs himself. 1959 -- South Korea establishes diplomatic relations with Sweden. 1985 -- Roh Tae-woo, leader of the ruling Democra... 14:00 Mar. 10
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    Today in Korean history

    March 10 1864 -- Choi Je-u, founder of "Donghak" (eastern learning), a movement of farmers against the feudal system and corrupt bureaucrats in the Joseon Dynasty, is executed in Daegu. He was charged with deceiving the public with false religious theories. The movement started in South J... 14:00 Mar. 09
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    Today in Korean history

    March 9 1965 -- South Korea establishes trade and culture ties with Italy. 1989 -- The first inter-Korean sports meeting is held at the border village of Panmunjom. 2000 -- President Kim Dae-jung visits Germany and announces the Berlin Declaration, in which South Korea agreed in princ... 14:00 Mar. 08
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    March 8 1948 -- Kim Koo, an independence fighter and politician, sends a letter to North Korea proposing a meeting in Pyongyang of the leaders of the two Koreas. 1957 -- South Korea establishes diplomatic ties with Turkey. 1986 -- South Korea finishes third at the first Winter Asian G... 14:00 Mar. 07
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    Today in Korean history

    March 7 1946 -- An express train starts running on the Seoul-Busan line. 1972 -- South Korea and the United States begin a large-scale joint military exercise called "Team Spirit." 2003 -- Cliff Richard, a British pop star, performs in Seoul for the first time in 34 years. 2004 --... 14:00 Mar. 06
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    Today in Korean history

    March 6 1883 -- King Gojong of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) proclaims the "taegukgi" to be the formal national flag. 1958 -- Twenty-six South Koreans return home after being held in North Korea for almost three weeks. They were taken to the North on Feb. 16 when a group of communist spi... 14:00 Mar. 05
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    Today in Korean history

    March 5 1920 -- The Chosun Ilbo begins publication. The newspaper later becomes one of the most popular dailies in South Korea. 1946 -- Socialist authorities governing the northern part of Korea announce a land reform law. The leadership, established one month earlier and tentatively name... 14:00 Mar. 04
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    Today in Korean history

    March 4 1866 -- Bishop Simeon Francois Berneux, who arrived in Korea in 1851 to become its fourth bishop, is executed as part of a larger persecution of Western missionaries and their converts by Korea's rulers. The persecution, which lasted until 1871 and claimed the lives of some 8,000 Korea... 14:00 Mar. 03
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    Today in Korean history

    March 3 1949 -- South Korea establishes diplomatic relations with the Philippines. 1956 -- South Korea launches the Korea Stock Exchange, the country's first stock market operator for the main bourse. 1973 -- The Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), a state-run television and radio netwo... 14:00 Mar. 02
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    Today in Korean history

    March 1 1919 -- Millions of Koreans begin peaceful demonstrations nationwide, demanding independence from Japanese colonial rule. Thousands of Koreans were killed and tens of thousands were wounded when the Japanese military cracked down on the March 1 Independence Movement. 1943 -- Japanes... 14:00 Feb. 29
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    Today in Korean history

    Feb. 29 1952 -- South Korea signs an aviation accord with China. 1976 -- Hyundai Motor Co. releases the country's first car, the Pony. Hyundai Motor, established in 1967, is now South Korea's biggest automaker. 1980 -- Construction of Seoul's Line 3 and 4 subway lines begins. 200... 14:00 Feb. 28
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    Today in Korean history

    Feb. 28 1948 -- Kim Koo, a Korean independence fighter and politician, publicly opposes the U.N.'s proposal to hold a separate general election in southern Korea. Kim said the election would lead to the division of the Korean Peninsula and that the communist-controlled northern Korea a... 14:00 Feb. 27
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    Today in Korean history

    Feb. 27 1948 -- The South Korean government issues a statement claiming jurisdiction over Dokdo, the islets located roughly halfway between South Korea and Japan. Japan had previously stated that it did not recognize South Korea's claim to the islets in the East Sea. 1959 -- Jo Bong-am, ... 14:00 Feb. 26
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    Today in Korean history

    Feb. 26 1948 -- The United Nations decides to conduct general elections in what is now South Korea, giving up on plans to establish a single Korean government after a Soviet-backed regime took control of the northern part of the peninsula. 1982 -- The U.S. Air Force announces the deploym... 14:00 Feb. 25
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