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Today in Korean history

All Headlines 14:00 January 27, 2020

Jan. 28

1898 -- The first telephone service starts in Korea.

1981 -- President Chun Doo-hwan visits the United States to meet with U.S. President Ronald Reagan.

1992 -- South Korea establishes diplomatic ties with Kazakhstan.

2003 -- Lee Jong-wook is elected as director-general of the World Health Organization, becoming the first South Korean to head an international agency.

2011 -- The wounded captain of a South Korean freighter attacked by Somali pirates is airlifted home.

2019 -- South Korea confirms a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak at a farm less than 80 kilometers south of Seoul.
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