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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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    Today in Korean history

    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 husband... 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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    Today in Korean history

    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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    Jan. 10 1994 -- A South Korean expedition led by explorer Goh In-gyong reaches the South Pole on foot. 2003 -- North Korea withdraws from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty after the United States accuses it of running a clandestine atomic weapons program in violation of a 1994 treaty. ... 14:00 Jan. 09
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