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Today in Korean history

All Headlines 14:00 June 05, 2019

June 6

1882 -- Korea's Joseon Kingdom signs a treaty of friendship and commerce with Britain.

1956 -- South Korea holds its first memorial ceremony for soldiers who died in the 1950-53 Korean War. The June 6 Memorial Day was established that year as a national holiday, finding stability three years after the war ended.

1999 -- Samsung Electronics develops the world's first 256-megabit dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chip.

2013 -- South Korea accepts a proposal by North Korea to hold working-level talks between government officials aimed at normalizing stalled inter-Korean economic ventures in Mount Kumgang and the Kaesong Industrial Complex. The government-to-government talks were called off the next week due to disagreement over the level of their respective chief delegates.
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