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    Today in Korean history

    April 23 1919 -- A group of 24 leaders from Korea's independence movement declare the establishment of a provisional government in Shanghai aimed at gaining freedom from Japanese colonial rule. 1960 -- Prime Minister Chang Myun resigns after a military coup led by Gen. Park Chung-hee. ... 14:00 Apr. 22
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    Today in Korean history

    April 22 1884 -- The Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) opens its first post office in Seoul. 1906 -- The country's first bicycle race is held in Seoul. 1961 -- South Korea and Japan sign a treaty on trade and commerce. 1967 -- The South Korean women's basketball team finishes runner-up a... 14:00 Apr. 21
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    April 21 1965 -- South Korea and Gambia establish diplomatic relations. 1978 -- A Korean passenger jet makes an emergency landing on a frozen lake, 400 kilometers south of Murmansk, Russia, after it is shot at by a Soviet aircraft. The Korean Air Lines Flight 902 violated Soviet airspace a... 14:00 Apr. 20
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    Today in Korean history

    April 20 1906 -- The Korean Empire, as the country was called in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, starts construction of its first paved road, called "sinjangno" (newly built road), over the 30 kilometers between Jeonju and Gunsan, South Jeolla Province. The new road replaced twisting ... 14:00 Apr. 19
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    Today in Korean history

    April 19 1960 -- A pro-democracy civil uprising breaks out. The movement, spearheaded by students protesting widespread vote rigging in presidential elections by then President Syngman Rhee, later led to the downfall of the Rhee government, which had ruled the country for 12 years. ... 14:00 Apr. 18
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    April 18 1974 -- South Korea and Uganda establish diplomatic ties. 1975 -- North Korean President Kim Il-sung visits China for the first time in 14 years and holds talks with his Chinese counterpart, Mao Zedong. 1983 -- A fire breaks out at a discotheque in Daegu, about 300 kilomet... 14:00 Apr. 17
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    April 17 1880 -- Japan sets up a legation in Korea. 1968 -- South Korean President Park Chung-hee holds talks with his U.S. counterpart, Lyndon Johnson. 1976 -- South Korea establishes diplomatic relations with Bahrain. 2003 -- South Korea sends 20 soldiers to Iraq in its first de... 14:00 Apr. 16
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    April 16 1906 -- An express train from the southeastern port city of Busan travels 450 kilometers to Seoul in 11 hours, a record speed for that era. In 2004, the nation's new high-speed Korea Train Express, or KTX, covered that distance in about two hours and 40 minutes. 1930 -- The Dong-... 14:00 Apr. 15
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    Today in Korean history

    April 15 1885 -- A British vessel patrolling East Asia occupies Geomun, a small island off the Korean Peninsula's south coast, on the pretext of blocking southward expansion by Russia. 1910 -- Korean linguist Ju Si-gyeong publishes a grammar book that consolidates the modern-day usage of ... 14:00 Apr. 14
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