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Today in Korean history

All News 14:00 October 18, 2021

Oct. 19

1906 -- The Kyunghyang Shinmun local daily is founded.

1950 -- United Nations soldiers capture Pyongyang during their northward advance in the 1950-53 Korean War. The conflict erupted on June 25 of that year when the North's military invaded the South.

1955 -- North Korea and China sign a trade agreement.

1962 -- South Korea and Senegal establish diplomatic relations.

2005 -- After 18 years of work, South Korea completes the construction of the Peace Dam, a large dam near the inter-Korean border designed to prevent flooding in the event of the possible collapse of a North Korean dam further upstream.

2016 -- A police officer is killed in a gunfight with a criminal suspect in northern Seoul. The suspect cut off an electronic monitoring bracelet that he was wearing due to a previous involvement in a sexual offense before running away.
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