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    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... 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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    Today in Korean history

    June 28 1950 -- The North Korean Army occupies Seoul just three days after it crosses the 38th parallel, the pre-Korean War boundary between North and South Korea. The North's hope for a quick surrender by South Korea's Rhee Syng-man government and the reunification of the peninsula, however,... 14:00 Jun. 27
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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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    Today in Korean history

    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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    Today in Korean history

    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 northwar... 14:00 Jun. 23
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    Today in Korean history

    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 South Korea, requested the South Korean troop deployment in Vietnam in return... 14:00 Jun. 22
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