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    Today in Korean history

    July 5 1907 -- Envoys of King Kojong, the 26th monarch of the Chosun Dynasty (1392-1910), submit a statement to a peace conference of major nations at The Hague against the 1905 Eulsa Protective Treaty, which stripped Korea of its diplomatic rights. Korea was ruled by Japan from 1910-45. 1... 14:00 Jul. 04
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    July 4 1950 -- U.S. troops engage North Korean forces in Osan. The encounter marks the first clash between U.S. and North Korean soldiers in the Korean War. 1972 -- South and North Korea announce the July 4 joint communique outlining the future direction of cooperation between the two sid... 14:00 Jul. 03
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    July 3 1961 -- Army Maj. Gen. Park Chung-hee takes office as chairman of the Supreme Council for National Reconstruction, which ruled South Korea until 1963 and was comprised of military officials involved in or supportive of Park's May 16 coup. 1971 -- South Korea opens diplomatic ties wit... 14:00 Jul. 02
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    July 2 1950 -- An Australian air force unit leaves for Korea to join the U.S.-led U.N. command that fought on South Korea's side in the 1950-53 Korean War. Shortly after the war broke out on June 25 with a North Korean invasion of South Korea, the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution to ... 14:00 Jul. 01
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    July 1 1906 -- A Japanese colonial agency takes control of Korea's railways from the Joseon Dynasty. Named "Joseon Tonggambu," imperial Japan established the agency in Seoul the previous year as part of efforts to seize diplomatic rights and gradually increase its grip over royal authority. K... 14:00 Jun. 30
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    June 30 1882 -- Joseon signs a commerce treaty with Germany. 1983 -- State-run television station KBS broadcasts its first live program to help people find their family members separated by the 1950-53 Korean War. The emotional show, initially planned as a one-off program, was extende... 14:00 Jun. 29
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    June 29 1882 -- Chinese troops arrive at the western port of Incheon as Korea's royal court requested assistance to suppress a revolt staged by army soldiers who were angry at the creation of a modern military contingent. The new unit was entitled to a higher salary and better treatment. Ch... 14:00 Jun. 28
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    June 27 1977 -- The foreign ministry delivers a letter of protest to Washington over the wiretapping of the office of President Park Chung-hee by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. The agency was investigating an allegation that a South Korean lobbyist paid bribes of up to US$1 million to ... 14:00 Jun. 26
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    June 26 1949 -- Kim Koo, one of the nation's most revered patriots, is assassinated by an ultra-right-wing military officer. Seeing the nation sharply divided between the right and the left soon after the 1945 independence from Japanese colonial rule, Kim made his utmost efforts to mediate an... 14:00 Jun. 25
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    June 25 1916 -- Japan, which colonized Korea from 1910-1945, begins construction on the office of the governor-general inside Gyeongbok Palace, the main royal residence of Korea's Joseon Dynasty in central Seoul. The colonial headquarters exercised supreme authority over the peninsula, with its ... 14:00 Jun. 24
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    June 24 1910 -- Japan deprives Korea's Joseon Dynasty of its police power before stripping Korea of its sovereignty later that year. 2001 -- A North Korean fishing boat crosses over the Northern Limit Line, the de facto inter-Korean maritime border, in the West Sea before returning northwa... 14:00 Jun. 23
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    June 23 1965 -- The government exchanges an agreement with the United States in which Seoul pledges to send a combat division to Vietnam. The agreement was concluded after Winthrop Brown, then the U.S. ambassador to Seoul, requested the South Korean troop deployment in Vietnam in return for a... 14:00 Jun. 22
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    June 22 1946 -- The Independence Army of Korea returns from China following the restoration of Korea's sovereignty from Japanese colonial rule, which ended in August 1945. The voluntary force fought against Japanese troops in Manchuria and Shanghai under the command of the Korean Provisional ... 14:00 Jun. 21
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    June 21 1904 -- The first public washroom in Seoul opens. 1947 -- The International Olympic Committee accepts South Korea's proposal for membership. 1972 -- Thailand completes the phased withdrawal of its soldiers from South Korea, ending a deployment that began during the 1950-53 Kor... 14:00 Jun. 20
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    June 20 1962 -- The South Korean government puts an insurance system into effect. 1985 -- The two Koreas hold their third round of economic meetings at the border village of Panmunjom. 1990 -- An explosion on the Sea King, an oil tanker, in waters off Crete, Greece, kills five Korean ... 14:00 Jun. 19
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    June 19 1960 -- U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower visits South Korea in his second trip to the nation after his visit to the Korean combat zone in December 1952. 1981 -- South Korea proposes to North Korea the creation of a joint team for the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. The two c... 14:00 Jun. 18
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    June 18 1918 -- The Japanese colonial regime completes a research project on land ownership in Korea after eight years of collecting data. The large-scale project was aimed at documenting land ownership on the Korean Peninsula and modernizing data management but ended up leading to the consol... 14:00 Jun. 17
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    June 17 1902 -- The missions of Germany, France and Russia hold secret talks in the Russian residence in Seoul seeking ways to gain operating rights to Korean railways and mines. Western countries, as well as China and Japan, competed to reap profits from Korea. The country lost its sovereign... 14:00 Jun. 16
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    June 16 1232 -- Korea's Goryeo Dynasty relocates its capital from the ancient city of Kaesong to Ganghwa Island off the west coast in the face of a Mongolian invasion. 1956 -- South Korea's first television network, HLKZ-TV, starts broadcasting. 1981 -- The government allows South K... 14:00 Jun. 15
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    June 15 918 -- Wang Geon establishes the Goryeo Kingdom, unifying three states on the Korean Peninsula. One of them, the Silla Kingdom, had declined following its 1,000-year rule that started in 57 B.C. The other two states -- post-Baekje and post-Koguryo -- had briefly emerged in t... 14:00 Jun. 14
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