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Today in Korean history

All Headlines 14:00 February 11, 2017

Feb. 12

1975 -- President Park Chung-hee wins a popular vote of confidence for his Yushin (Revitalizing Reforms) Constitution, which allows for his extended rule, following a national referendum.

1981 -- South Korea opens diplomatic ties with Lebanon.

1985 -- The 12th National Assembly elections are held.

1997 -- Hwang Jang-yop, secretary of the North Korean Workers' Party, requests political asylum at the South Korean Consulate General in Beijing.

2013 -- North Korea carries out its third nuclear test, drawing strong international condemnation and sending tensions on the Korean Peninsula sky-high.

2014 -- The two Koreas hold their first high-level talks in seven years at the border village of Panmunjom.
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