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    Today in Korean history

    Nov. 18 1884 -- The Joseon Dynasty, Korea's last kingdom, opens the first general post office in Seoul, inaugurating a modern postal service in the country. The service initially covered the Seoul-Incheon area. 1954 -- The mutual defense treaty between South Korea and the United States off... 14:00 Nov. 17
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    Today in Korean history

    Nov. 17 1905 -- Japan signs the Protectorate Treaty with Korea's Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), which leads to Japan's 1910-45 colonization of the Korean Peninsula. The treaty was enforced despite opposition from the Korean Emperor Kojong and ended the era of ruling dynasties in Korea. The tr... 14:00 Nov. 16
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    Today in Korean history

    Nov. 16 1988 -- North Korea proposes deputy-premier-level political and military talks with South Korea. 1988 -- Samsung Electronics Co., the world's second-largest chipmaker, develops 1MS RAM (random access memory) for the second time in the world. 1995 -- Former President Roh Tae-wo... 14:00 Nov. 15
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    Nov. 15 1895 -- A government installed by Japan, which was seeking to colonize Korea toward the end of the Joseon Dynasty, issues an order for all Korean men to cut their hair. The government's top official Kim Hong-jip said the traditional style of long hair in a topknot was an outdated cust... 14:00 Nov. 14
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    Today in Korean history

    Nov. 14 1980 -- Under an order from South Korea's military junta led by Gen. Chun Doo-hwan, who seized power in a military coup a year earlier, the nation's electronic and print media are forced to realign and consolidate themselves through mergers, drastically reducing the number of media org... 14:00 Nov. 13
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    Today in Korean history

    Nov. 13 1946 -- Forty-one people are killed and 67 others are injured in a train crash at Yeongdeungpo Station in Seoul. 1970 -- Jeon Tae-il, 22, a garment worker at Seoul's Pyeonghwa Market, commits suicide by self-immolation in protest for better pay and working conditions. His death spark... 14:00 Nov. 12
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    Today in Korean history

    Nov. 12 1961 -- Park Chung-hee, chairman of the Supreme Council of National Reconstruction, stops in Tokyo on his way back from the United States and agrees with leaders there to normalize relations between South Korea and Japan. 1992 -- Ground is broken on Incheon International Airport o... 14:00 Nov. 11
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