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Today in Korean history

All News 14:00 June 18, 2017

June 19

1960 -- U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower visits South Korea in his second trip to the nation after his visit to the Korean combat zone in December 1952.

1981 -- South Korea proposes to North Korea the creation of a joint team for the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. The two countries ultimately failed in the effort as South Korea accused the North of kidnapping and other terrorist acts.

2005 -- A South Korean Army private sets off a hand grenade and goes on a shooting rampage near the border with North Korea, killing eight sleeping colleagues and wounding two others.

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