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    Today in Korean history

    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 th... 14:00 Jul. 22
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    Today in Korean history

    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 coloni... 14:00 Jul. 21
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    Today in Korean history

    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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    Today in Korean history

    July 19 1965 -- Former South Korean President Rhee Syng-man dies in exile in Hawaii. 1980 -- The administration of then President Chun Doo-hwan dismisses 431 managers and executives from banks, insurance firms and securities firms. 1988 -- Seoul permits the publication of work... 14:00 Jul. 18
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