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    Today in Korean history

    July 28 1984 -- South Korea finishes seventh at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles with six gold medals, six silver and seven bronze. 1998 -- South Korea and Russia agree to cooperate to resolve a diplomatic dispute triggered by allegations of espionage by a South Korean intelligence agent. T... 14:00 Jul. 27
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    July 27 1953 -- Representatives of North Korea, China and the United States sign the Armistice Agreement to end the Korean War. The war broke out on June 25, 1950, when North Korea started bombarding northern South Korea early in the morning. 1961 -- South Korea and Niger in wester... 14:00 Jul. 26
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    Today in Korean history

    July 26 1950 -- About 300 South Korean civilian refugees are killed by retreating U.S. troops at Nogun-ri, a village in central South Korea, during the early weeks of the Korean War. In 1999, after repeated denials, the U.S. government under then President Bill Clinton acknowledged that the m... 14:00 Jul. 25
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    July 25 1968 -- Korean Air begins flights on the Seoul-Tokyo route. 1981 -- South Korea allows foreign investment in 427 industry sectors. Later, the country further opened its market to foreign competition. 2001 -- South Korea reaches an agreement with France to bring home a set of c... 14:00 Jul. 24
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    July 24 1948 -- Rhee Syng-man takes office as South Korea's first president. The U.S.-educated leader went into self-imposed exile in 1960 after his government was toppled in a student-led pro-democracy uprising. He died in Hawaii five years later, and his body was flown to Seoul and buried a... 14:00 Jul. 23
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    July 23 1961 -- South Korea establishes diplomatic relations with the Ivory Coast. 1984 -- The government publishes its first official gazette. It remains unknown why the publication was delayed for several decades. The South Korean government was established in 1948, three years after the ... 14:00 Jul. 22
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    July 22 1943 -- Japanese colonial authorities issue an expanded order for the mobilization of Korean students for Japan's World War II efforts. Hundreds of thousands of Koreans, many of them students, were forced to become soldiers for the Japanese army toward the end of Japan's 1910-45 colon... 14:00 Jul. 21
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    July 21 1817 -- Kim Jeong-hi, a renowned calligrapher and epigraphist of the Joseon Dynasty, deciphers the text on the Sunsu monument established by King Jinheung in 561. The monument, built on Mount Bukhan in northern Seoul, praised the king for expanding his territory and marked the area as... 14:00 Jul. 20
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    July 20 1907 -- King Gojong of the Joseon Dynasty abdicates in favor of his son under pressure from the Japanese colonial regime. The king was a thorn in Japan's side, as he made several diplomatic efforts to counter its colonial policies. 1948 -- The National Assembly of South Korea name... 14:00 Jul. 19
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    July 19 1965 -- Former South Korean President Rhee Syng-man dies in exile in Hawaii. 1980 -- The administration of President Chun Doo-hwan dismisses 431 managers and executives from banks, insurance firms and securities firms. 1985 -- South Korea's southeastern city of Busan begins to o... 14:00 Jul. 18
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    July 18 1973 -- The United States announces that it supports the unified entry of North Korea and South Korea into the United Nations (U.N.). In 1991, the two Koreas were simultaneously admitted to the U.N. as the Cold War structure of global politics receded. 1989 -- Kang Su-yeon, a Sout... 14:00 Jul. 17
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    July 17 1946 -- The U.S. military government, which occupied the southern half of the Korean Peninsula at the end of World War II, places a ban on civilian passage across the inter-Korean border set along the 38th parallel. Following the surrender of Japan, which controlled Korea as a colony ... 14:00 Jul. 16
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    Today in Korean history

    July 16 1902 -- The Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) signs a treaty of commerce with Denmark. 1939 -- The Japanese colonial authority begins drafting Koreans to fight for Japan in World War II. It had formerly announced a decree for Korean mobilization. Japan ruled the Korean Peninsula as a col... 14:00 Jul. 15
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    July 15 1902 -- The Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) signs a treaty of commerce with Denmark. 1939 -- The Japanese colonial authority begins drafting Koreans to fight for Japan in World War II. It had formerly announced a decree for Korean mobilization. Japan ruled the Korean Peninsula as a col... 14:00 Jul. 14
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    July 14 1907 -- Lee Jun, a Korean patriot, dies by suicide by slashing his belly with a knife in The Hague after he was blocked from attending an international peace meeting in the Dutch city, where he wanted to protest Japan's colonial subjugation of the Korean Peninsula. 1950 -- The Un... 14:00 Jul. 13
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    July 13 1919 -- The Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea establishes the National Red Cross in Shanghai. Korea's Red Cross, originally established in 1905 by a decree of King Gojong, had been merged into the Red Cross of Japan by the Japanese colonial regime. Korea's government in exi... 14:00 Jul. 12
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    July 12 1948 -- South Korea's National Assembly formulates the nation's Constitution. The elections for the country's National Assembly were held under U.N. supervision on May 10. 1979 -- South Korean football player Cha Bum-kun starts his career in Germany's Bundesliga. In South Kore... 14:00 Jul. 11
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    July 11 1866 -- The U.S. commercial ship General Sherman is set alight in a clash with Koreans after it sailed into the Taedong River, which flows through Pyongyang, now the North Korean capital. The ship sought to open trade with Korea, then a "hermit kingdom." 1876 -- Kim Koo, one of th... 14:00 Jul. 10
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    July 10 1953 - The U.S.-led United Nations Command reopens armistice talks with China-backed North Korea after a long suspension. The talks, which began in 1951, continue on and off until the two sides sign a cease-fire agreement on July 27, 1953, ending the three-year Korean conflict. 19... 14:00 Jul. 09
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    July 9 1966 -- South Korea signs the Status of Forces Agreement with the U.S. 1980 -- The special committee for national security announces the punishment of 232 high-ranking government officials for corruption. 1987 -- More than 1 million people take to the streets to pay tribute to ... 14:00 Jul. 08
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