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Today in Korean history

All News 14:00 June 02, 2016

June 3

1946 -- Yi Pom-suk, a Korean independence fighter who fought against Japanese colonial troops in China, returns to Korea. Yi was later appointed the country's first prime minister in 1948.

1947 -- A transitional government is established in southern Korea, separate from the communist leadership in northern Korea.

1964 -- More than 10,000 students and citizens take to the streets in Seoul to protest the South Korean government's plan to hold summit talks with Japan. President Park Chung-hee imposed martial law later in the day to quell the protests.

2002 -- North Korea starts to discharge water at Imnam Dam, also referred to as Geumgang-san dam, in the North's section of the Han River. The discharge raised the water level at South Korea's Peace Dam, 38 kilometers to the south, fivefold.

2011 -- The Cabinet approves a new ratification bill for the South Korea-U.S. free trade agreement (FTA) after fixing translation errors in the Korean text of the deal. The previous bill was submitted to the parliament in October 2008, about a year after the two countries signed the trade agreement.

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