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Today in Korean history

All News 14:00 January 26, 2016

Jan. 27

1883 -- The Joseon Dynasty designates the "Taegeukki" as the national flag.

1959 -- Lee Dong-jun, a correspondent of the Soviet Union's Pravda newspaper in Pyongyang, defects to South Korea through the truce village of Panmunjom.

1971 -- South Korea puts the Vienna Convention on consular relations into force.

1994 -- Kim Dae-jung, then head of the now defunct Democratic Party, establishes the Asia-Pacific Peace Foundation.

2003 -- South Korean presidential envoy Lim Dong-won leaves for Pyongyang to discuss with North Korean leaders ways to resolve the North's standoff with the United States over its nuclear weapons program.

2005 -- South Korea's foreign ministry calls in China's ambassador to express regret over Beijing's repatriation to North Korea of a former South Korean solider taken prisoner during the 1950-53 Korean War.

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