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Today in Korean history

All Headlines 14:00 August 31, 2016

Sept. 1

1946 -- The Rodong Sinmun, which later became North Korea's official newspaper, is published for the first time.

1952 -- South Korea introduces compulsory military service.

1955 -- South Korea institutes an annual census.

1980 -- Chun Doo-hwan is inaugurated as president of South Korea.

1983 -- A Soviet fighter jet shoots down a Korean Air passenger plane over Sakhalin Island, killing all 269 people on board.

2000 -- The second round of inter-Korean ministerial talks ends with the two sides issuing a joint statement.

2012 -- Apple Inc. includes Samsung Electronics Co.'s latest flagship smartphone on its patent infringement list, raising the stakes in the long, drawn-out infringement battle.

2014 -- North Korea fires one short-range missile into the East Sea from a site in its northwestern province of Chagang bordering with China. The region is known to have an underground base for Scud missiles.
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