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Today in Korean history

All Headlines 14:00 August 29, 2016

Aug. 30

1920 - Lee Dong-hui takes office as prime minister of the Korean government in exile. Korea was under Japanese colonial rule from 1910 to 1945.

1949 - Six students, singled out as the first batch of students to study abroad on government funding, head to the United States.

1968 - The Federation of Korean Trade Unions, South Korea's first umbrella body of labor unions, is launched.

1962 - South Korea establishes ties with El Salvador.

1972 - The two Koreas open a plenary session of the first inter-Korean Red Cross talks in Pyongyang.

1995 - South Korea signs an extradition treaty with Argentina.

2001 - The government lifts "green belt restrictions" on 330 million square meters of land in seven major cities. It also made public identities of 169 people who molested minors.

2013 -- A Seoul court asks prosecutors for written approval from the parliament to arrest lawmaker Lee Seok-ki of the minor opposition Unified Progressive Party (UPP) on suspicion of plotting to overthrow the government.

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