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Today in Korean history

Today in Korean History 14:00 February 11, 2019

Feb. 12

1975 -- President Park Chung-hee wins a popular vote of confidence for his Yushin (Revitalizing Reforms) Constitution, which allows for his extended rule, following a national referendum.

1981 -- South Korea opens diplomatic ties with Lebanon.

1985 -- The 12th National Assembly elections are held.

1997 -- Hwang Jang-yop, secretary of the North Korean Workers' Party, requests political asylum at the South Korean Consulate General in Beijing.

2013 -- North Korea carries out its third nuclear test, drawing strong international condemnation and sending tensions on the Korean Peninsula sky-high.

2014 -- The Koreas hold their first high-level talks in seven years at the border village of Panmunjom.

2017 -- A sixth foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) case is confirmed at a cow farm in central South Korea, a week after the first one. Three days earlier, the Seoul government raised the watch level to the highest vigilance level in the country's disease control system for the first time in seven years.

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