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Today in Korean history

All News 14:00 October 27, 2021

Oct. 28

1991 -- South Korea and Romania sign an accord on cultural exchanges.

1995 -- South Korea's exports top US$100 billion. In 2005, the country's overseas shipments reach a record US$284.7 billion and post double-digit growth for the third straight year.

2000 -- Unionized pilots at Korean Air, South Korea's leading airline, go on their first-ever strike.

2005 -- Busan, South Korea's second-largest city, is named a candidate to host two major International Olympic Committee (IOC) meetings in 2009 -- the General Assembly of the IOC and the 13th Olympic General Assembly.

2008 -- South Korea's currency plunges to an over 10-year low against the U.S. dollar as foreign investors dump local stocks and shrug off the central bank's efforts to calm markets.

2009 -- South Korea's main opposition Democratic Party takes three of five contested seats in parliamentary by-elections.

2017 -- South Korea's Defense Minister Song Young-moo and U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis hold a meeting in Seoul and condemn North Korea's military provocations, including a series of recent ballistic missile launches and a nuclear test.

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