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Today in Korean history

Today in Korean History 14:00 October 31, 2018

Nov. 1

1950 -- The Korea Times, an English-language newspaper, publishes its first edition.

1989 -- South Korea establishes diplomatic relations with Poland.

1991 -- The vernacular daily Moonhwa Ilbo prints its first edition.

1999 - Kim Woo-choong, chairman of Daewoo Group, resigns, along with 14 other top company executives, to take responsibility for the group's insolvency in the aftermath of the 1997 Asian financial crisis.

2013 -- The Samsung Lions captures the championship of South Korean baseball for the third straight year. The Lions defeated the Doosan Bears 7-3 to capture the Korean Series in seven games, earning their third consecutive Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) championship and their seventh overall.

2015 -- President Park Geun-hye says she agreed with the Japanese and Chinese leaders to make efforts for regional peace as they revived a trilateral summit after more than three years.

South Korea, China and Japan are close trade partners, but tensions still persist between South Korea and Japan, and between China and Japan over territorial and history-related issues.
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