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    Today in Korean history

    Feb. 7 1964 -- South Korea and Kenya forge diplomatic ties. 1992 -- South Korea and Turkmenistan forge diplomatic ties. 1999 -- South Korea inks an investment treaty with Israel. 2009 -- South Korea's Kim Yu-na wins the women's singles competition at the Four Continents figure ska... 14:00 Feb. 06
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    Today in Korean history

    Feb. 6 1964 -- South Korea establishes diplomatic relations with Kenya. 1972 -- The Cheongryong unit, one of the main South Korean contingents that participated in the Vietnam War at the United States' request, returns home. 1996 -- South Korea and Israel sign an investment guarantee ... 14:00 Feb. 05
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    Feb. 5 1893 -- The royal authorities of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) decide to establish the nation's first naval academy on Ganghwa Island, west of Seoul. Faced with growing pressure from foreign countries' military vessels that frequently appeared around the peninsula, the authorities pla... 14:00 Feb. 04
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    Feb. 4 1921 -- Korean independence movement leaders operating in Manchuria attack Japanese forces at Chongjin Port on the northeastern coast and kill about 40 Japanese soldiers. Korea was under Japanese colonial rule from 1910 to 1945. 1966 -- The Korea Institute of Science and Technology... 14:00 Feb. 03
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    Today in Korean history

    Feb. 3 1954 -- South Korea designates a civilian-restricted area between 5 and 20 kilometers south of the Southern Limit Line (SLL). The SLL is just 2 km south of the heavily fortified border between the two Koreas. 1989 -- Kim Hyun-hee, a North Korean citizen, is indicted for the 1987 bom... 14:00 Feb. 02
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    Feb. 2 1957 - The Korean Poets' Association is launched. 1968 - The United States begins secret talks with North Korea to resolve the issue of Pyongyang's capture of the USS Pueblo. The 906-ton U.S. spy ship was attacked and seized by the North on Jan. 23, 1968. One American sailor was... 14:00 Feb. 01
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    Today in Korean history

    Feb. 1 1952 -- The Korea Veterans Association is launched. 1968 -- Construction of the Seoul-Busan expressway begins. 1989 -- South Korea establishes diplomatic relations with Hungary, marking South Korea's first establishment of diplomatic ties with a communist state. 1989 -- Sou... 14:00 Jan. 31
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    Jan. 31 1951 -- The United Nations calls China an "invader" after the People's Liberation Army enters the Korean War. 1954 -- A commuter train on its way to Osan Station collides with a military truck, overturning part of the train and killing more than 50 people. 1986 -- Do Jae-sung... 14:00 Jan. 30
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    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 Korea sign... 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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    Today in Korean history

    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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    Today in Korean history

    Jan. 27 1883 -- The Joseon Dynasty designates the Taegeukgi 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 on... 14:00 Jan. 26
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    Jan. 26 1950 -- South Korea and the United States sign a mutual defense and assistance treaty. The agreement was sealed five months before the Korean War broke out in June. 1962 -- The last princess of the Joseon Dynasty, Deokhye-ongju, returns from Japan after more than 30 unhappy years ... 14:00 Jan. 25
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    Today in Korean history

    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. 1997 -- The 18th Winter Universi... 14:00 Jan. 23
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    Today in Korean history

    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 officia... 14:00 Jan. 22
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    Jan. 22 1990 -- The ruling Democratic Justice Party, led by President Roh Tae-Woo, and two conservative opposition parties, the Reunification Democratic Party headed by Kim Young-sam and the New Democratic Republican Party represented by Kim Jong-pil, agree to merge and form a new party. It m... 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 w... 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. Twent... 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 5-mile-long track and began operating electric... 14:00 Jan. 17
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