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Today in Korean history

Today in Korean History 14:00 September 02, 2019

Sept. 3

1948 -- The U.S. military in South Korea hands over police authority to the South Korean government.

1988 -- The government announces its plan to open up information on communist countries, including North Korea, to the public.

1997 -- A Vietnamese passenger jet crashes near Phnom Penh, Cambodia, killing 65 people, including 21 South Korean passengers.

2001 -- The National Assembly approves a motion to dismiss Unification Minister Lim Dong-won.

2002 -- A group of 16 North Korean defectors enters a residential facility for German diplomats in Beijing and requests asylum.

2005 -- The North Korean Red Cross sends a letter of condolence to its U.S. counterpart for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

2013 -- Retired NBA star Dennis Rodman arrives in North Korea on his second trip to the communist nation to visit his "friend," North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

2017 -- North Korea stages its sixth and most powerful nuclear test so far at its only known nuclear test site in Punggye-ri, prompting strong reactions from South Korea and its allies. Later, the North claimed to have successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb that can be mounted on an intercontinental ballistic missile. Pyongyang has since dismantled its Punggye-ri nuclear test site under a denuclearization deal reached by its leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump in their historic summit held in Singapore on June 12, 2018.
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