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Today in Korean history

Today in Korean History 14:00 December 23, 2018

Dec. 24

1915 -- The colonial government of Japan in Korea issues a special order requiring Korean students to sing the Japanese national anthem at schools.

1958 -- The National Assembly rams through a proposal aimed at extending President Rhee Syng-man's term in office.

1970 -- The National Assembly passes a special act that allows trade with "non-hostile" communist states.

1983 -- The government finalizes a plan to reduce the number of shipping companies in South Korea to 20 through mergers and consolidations.

1991 -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is appointed to concurrently serve as the supreme commander of the Korean People's Army.

2003 -- South Korea and Japan agree on a fishing quota for 2004 in each other's exclusive economic zones during their sixth fisheries talks.

2012 -- South Korean troops return home after completing their 34-monthlong disaster reconstruction missions in earthquake-hit Haiti as part of U.N. peacekeeping operations.

2013 -- NongHyup Financial Group Inc. is picked as the preferred bidder for Woori Investment & Securities Co., Woori Aviva Life Insurance Co. and Woori FG Savings Bank as part of the government's push to privatize the state-run Woori Finance Holdings Co.

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