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    Today in Korean history

    July 8 1951 -- The U.S.-led U.N. Command begins talks with North Korea to end the Korean War, which began with a southward North Korean invasion on June 25, 1950. The negotiations, which dragged on for two more years, came to a close on July 27, 1953, when a cease-fire agreement was signed. ... 14:00 Jul. 07
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    July 7 1970 -- The Gyeongbu Expressway linking Seoul and Busan opens. 1988 -- President Roh Tae-woo issues a special declaration for the "pride of Korean people, unification and prosperity" to ease cross-border tensions and develop inter-Korean relations with an aim to lay the groundwork ... 14:00 Jul. 06
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    July 6 1905 -- Rhee Syng-man, who later became the first president of South Korea, pleads for American support for Korea's independence in a letter to U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt while the former was still a student at George Washington University. The two later met in person, but Rhee'... 14:00 Jul. 05
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    Today in Korean history

    July 5 1907 -- Envoys of King Kojong, the 26th monarch of the Chosun Dynasty (1392-1910), submit a statement to a peace conference of major nations at The Hague against the 1905 Eulsa Protective Treaty, which stripped Korea of its diplomatic rights. Korea was ruled by Japan from 1910-45. 1... 14:00 Jul. 04
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    July 4 1950 -- U.S. troops engage North Korean forces in Osan. The encounter marks the first clash between U.S. and North Korean soldiers in the Korean War. 1972 -- South and North Korea announce the July 4 joint communique outlining the future direction of cooperation between the two sid... 14:00 Jul. 03
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    July 3 1961 -- Army Maj. Gen. Park Chung-hee takes office as chairman of the Supreme Council for National Reconstruction, which ruled South Korea until 1963 and was comprised of military officials involved in or supportive of Park's May 16 coup. 1971 -- South Korea opens diplomatic ties wit... 14:00 Jul. 02
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    Today in Korean history

    July 2 1950 -- An Australian air force unit leaves for Korea to join the U.S.-led U.N. command that fought on South Korea's side in the 1950-53 Korean War. Shortly after the war broke out on June 25 with a North Korean invasion of South Korea, the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution to ... 14:00 Jul. 01
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    Today in Korean history

    July 1 1906 -- A Japanese colonial agency takes control of Korea's railways from the Joseon Dynasty. Named "Joseon Tonggambu," imperial Japan established the agency in Seoul the previous year as part of efforts to seize diplomatic rights and gradually increase its grip over royal authority. K... 14:00 Jun. 30
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