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    Today in Korean history

    June 1 1981 -- The Kyobo Book Center, or Kyobo Mungo, opens in Kyobo Building in Gwanghwamun, central Seoul. The bookshop is the largest and most famous bookstore in South Korea, now boasting ten stores across the country. 1982 -- Fifty-three soldiers are killed as a military transportati... 14:00 May. 31
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    Today in Korean history

    May 31 1886 -- Ewha Womans University is established in Seoul on the initiative of Mary Scranton, an American missionary from the Methodist Episcopal Church. The school's name, Ehwa, was bestowed by Korean Emperor Gojong. 1895 -- Emperor Gojong issues an order to use the Korean language f... 14:00 May. 30
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    Today in Korean history

    May 30 1930 -- Ethnic Koreans residing in Manchuria carry out an uprising against Japan's colonization of Korea. 1968 -- Kim Jong-pil (1926-2018) announces his retirement from politics, also stepping down as the head of the ruling Democratic Republican Party over a series of scandals in... 14:00 May. 29
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    Today in Korean history

    May 29 1960 -- Syngman Rhee, who resigned as South Korea's first president in April, goes into exile in Hawaii. 1968 -- Archbishop Stephen Kim Soo-hwan is appointed as head of Seoul's Catholic Archdiocese. 1972 -- The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization disco... 14:00 May. 28
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    May 28 1905 -- A railroad linking the capital city of Seoul with the port city of Busan in the southeastern part of the country opens to passengers and cargo. 1973 -- The government announces a new law that outlines the timing and extent of legally permissible abortions. 1984 -- The ... 14:00 May. 27
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    May 27 1966 -- The Japanese government returns some 1,300 cultural properties to Korea that were sent to Japan during the colonial period. 1968 -- The first S. Korea-U.S. defense ministers' talks begin in Washington. 2008 -- South Korea and China agree to elevate their bilateral relat... 14:06 May. 26
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    May 26 1898 -- Korea opens three ports to foreign trade. People and goods from overseas begin to stream into the country through Masan, Gunsan and Hamheung. 1952 -- Around 50 opposition lawmakers are arrested by military police after they refused to support President Rhee Syng-man's propo... 14:00 May. 25
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