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Today in Korean history

All News 14:00 July 21, 2016

July 22

1943 -- Japanese colonial authorities issue an expanded order for the mobilization of Korean students for Japan's World War II efforts. Hundreds of thousands of Koreans, many of them students, were forced to become soldiers for the Japanese army toward the end of Japan's 1910-45 colonization of the Korean Peninsula. Korea regained its independence when Japan was defeated in the war in 1945.

1976 -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger proposes a deal aimed at resolving the Korea issue. The proposal calls for a four-party meeting among the two Koreas, the United States and China, and simultaneous admission of the two Koreas to the United Nations. With the backing of China, Russia and the United States, the two Koreas were simultaneously admitted into the world body in 1991.

2003 -- A multinational team of doctors successfully separate two conjoined South Korean infant girls at a Singapore hospital.

2014 -- Police announce the discovery of a body suspected to be that of Yoo Byung-eun, the 73-year-old billionaire owner of Chonghaejin Marine Co., who was wanted over a ferry sinking in April that left more than 300 people dead or missing.

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