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Today in Korean history

All News 14:00 January 08, 2018

Jan. 9

1901 -- Businessman Yoo Doo-po arrives in Hawaii, becoming the first Korean on the U.S. island.

1953 -- The Changgyeong ferry sinks off Busan, leaving 229 people dead.

1969 -- The Ministry of Education decides to require male students at high schools and colleges to receive military drills as part of the country's preparedness against threats from North Korea.

1995 -- The government announces the introduction of a real-name system for real estate transactions.

2002 -- An appeals court in Seoul rules the government must compensate residents of Maehyang, Gyeonggi Province, living near a U.S. military firing range. The plaintiffs said they suffered physical injuries, hearing impairments and property damage from shooting and bombing exercises at the Kooni Range.

2009 -- Ssangyong Motor Co., the country's smallest carmaker at the time, files for court protection from creditors after a cash squeeze. Sssangyong, then owned by China's Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp., had run into deep financial trouble in mid-2008 as vehicle sales tumbled amid weakening demand.

2015 -- North Korea rejects South's parliamentary resolution calling for the resumption of inter-Korean dialogue.
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