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Today in Korean history

Today in Korean History 14:00 October 22, 2018

Oct. 23

1936 -- The first bridge built over the Han River opens, connecting the Yongsan area of Seoul to Noryangjin in the southern part of the capital.

1996 -- Ahn Doo-hee, who assassinated freedom fighter Kim Koo in 1949, is killed by one of Kim's supporters, Kwon Joong-hwi.

2000 -- U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright visits North Korea and meets the communist country's leader, Kim Jong-il.

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