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    Today in Korean history

    Dec. 4 1884 -- Kim Ok-kyun, Pak Yong-hyo and other young reformist officials, supported by the Japanese government, briefly seize power in a coup, seeking to modernize and open Korea's last kingdom, the Yi Dynasty. The new group believed Korea should emulate Japan, which institutionalized refo... 14:00 Dec. 03
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    Dec. 3 1952 -- The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution calling for the transfer of all Korean War prisoners to a politically neutral location. 1995 -- Former President Chun Doo-hwan is indicted on corruption charges, as well as for his role in the coup through which he rose t... 14:00 Dec. 02
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    Dec. 2 1946 -- Korean independence fighter Rhee Syng-man, who later became South Korea's first president, visits the United States with a proposal that his country set up its own government. Korea had regained sovereignty the previous year after 35 years of Japanese colonial rule, as a result... 14:00 Dec. 01
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    Dec. 1 1980 -- The state-run Korea Broadcasting System (KBS) airs the nation's first color television broadcast. 1992 -- South Korea establishes diplomatic relations with South Africa. 1998 -- Hyundai Motor Co. becomes the owner of Kia Motors Corp., a month after it secured the right ... 14:00 Nov. 30
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    Nov. 30 1980 -- Local television and radio stations TBC and DBS air their last programs in the wake of the Chun Doo-hwan government's forcible merger and closure of media outlets nationwide. Chun, a general who seized power through a coup in 1979, gagged the press to prolong his regime. 1... 14:00 Nov. 29
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    Nov. 29 1940 -- The headquarters of the Independence Army of Korea is relocated to Xian, China, from Chongqing. 1987 -- A Korean Air passenger plane heading for Seoul from Baghdad explodes over Myanmar. North Korean agents are accused of carrying out the bombing, and one of them, Kim Hyon... 14:00 Nov. 28
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    Nov. 28 1919 -- Twenty-three female members of an independence movement against the Japanese colonial rule of Korea are arrested. 1941 -- The interim government announces the doctrine for the foundation of the nation and sets up a special committee, headed by Rhee Syng-man, on U.S. affair... 14:00 Nov. 27
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    Nov. 27 1598 -- A seven-year invasion of Korea by Japanese forces led by warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi ends. The invasion seriously weakened Korea's Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). 1953 -- President Rhee Syng-man holds a summit with his Taiwanese counterpart, Chiang Kai-shek. 1964 -- South Kor... 14:00 Nov. 26
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