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Today in Korean history

Today in Korean History 14:00 March 06, 2023

March 7

1946 -- An express train starts running on the Seoul-Busan line.

1972 -- South Korea and the United States begin a large-scale joint military exercise called "Team Spirit."

2003 -- Cliff Richard, a British pop star, performs in Seoul for the first time in 34 years.

2004 -- South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon and his Japanese counterpart agree to boost cooperation, together with the United States, to persuade North Korea to halt its nuclear weapons development program.

2006 -- South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak agree to broaden South Korean companies' participation in Egypt's infrastructure construction, defense procurement and expansion of information technology networks.

2009 -- South Korean actress Jang Ja-yeon is found dead at her house with a suicide note that accused her agent of forcing her to attend drinking parties and provide sexual favors to various figures. Jang's apparent suicide later led to a major scandal involving dozens of politicians, journalists and business leaders.

2013 -- Yuh Myung-woo, a two-time world boxing champion from South Korea, joins hands with multi-division world champion Manny Pacquiao for projects related to their sport.

2014 -- The Tate Modern gallery in London purchases its first ever collection of works by late Korean-born American media artist Paik Nam-june. The acquisition was noteworthy as Paik was better known in the United States and Japan than in Europe.

2017 -- South Korea and the United States announce the beginning of the deployment of a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile defense unit.

2022 -- Russia designates South Korea as an "unfriendly" nation after Seoul joined international sanctions against Moscow following its invasion of Ukraine.

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