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    Today in Korean history

    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 comprised military officials involved in or supportive of Park's May 16 coup. 1971 -- South Korea opens diplomatic ties with Maurit... 14:00 Jul. 02
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    Today in Korean history

    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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    Today in Korean history

    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 autho... 14:00 Jun. 30
  • Today in Korean history

    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 extended u... 14:00 Jun. 29
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    Today in Korean history

    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. C... 14:00 Jun. 28
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