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Today in Korean history

All News 14:00 October 10, 2016

Oct. 11

1989 -- The state-run Korea Aerospace Research Institute is launched.

1996 -- South Korea joins the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development as its 29th member state.

2000 -- U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright meets Cho Myong-rok, vice chairman of North Korea's National Defense Commission, during her visit to Pyongyang.

2003 -- Prime Minister Goh Kun and other Cabinet members offer to resign en masse following the National Assembly's impeachment of President Roh Moo-hyun on charges of illegal electioneering.

2011 -- South Korean President Lee Myung-bak leaves for Washington for talks with U.S. President Barack Obama as Congress is set to endorse a long-pending free trade agreement with Seoul.

2013 -- State prosecutors raid the headquarters of Hyosung Group in a probe into allegations that the country's 26th-largest conglomerate evaded a massive amount of taxes.

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