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Today in Korean history

All News 14:00 January 24, 2017

Jan. 25

1886 -- The state publishing organ of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), Bakmunguk, launches the Hanseongjubo weekly under the initiative of young modernists who wanted to accept Western civilization. The publication was a revival of their first magazine, Hanseongsunbo, which was abolished in 1883 due to the infiltration of conservative forces.

1930 -- Cadres of the Korean provisional government in Shanghai launch a political party, the Korea Independence Party, on the nationalist and democratic platform.

1965 -- The second bridge over the Han River, currently named the Yanghwa Bridge, opens.

1981 -- The military junta of Chun Doo-hwan rescinds martial law, which was imposed on Oct. 26, 1979, when President Park Chung-hee was shot and killed by his intelligence aide.

2002 -- The government launches the Korea Independent Commission Against Corruption, an anti-corruption body, under the presidential office.

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