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Today in Korean history

2018/01/03 14:00

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Jan. 4

1951 -- South Korean troops and United Nations-led coalition forces retreat from Seoul amid an offensive by North Korean and Chinese forces in what would later be known as the 1950-53 Korean War.

1991 -- South Korea and the United States revise the Status of Forces Agreement for the first time.

2007 -- The government summons a ranking Chinese Embassy official to warn against abuse of diplomatic immunity by Chinese diplomats in South Korea, in the wake of a highly publicized event involving a driver of a Chinese Embassy vehicle who refused to take a breathalyzer test.

2008 -- North Korea expresses hope that a six-party deal on its denuclearization will be smoothly implemented, saying it has revealed a complete list of its nuclear programs to the United States.

2010 -- A record-breaking snowfall pounds Seoul and neighboring areas, causing major transportation-related chaos in and around the capital city and triggering mass cancellations of passenger flights.

2016 -- Lee Sang-moo, a famed cartoonist who created an iconic baseball character known as Dokgo Tak in the 1970s, dies of a heart attack while working in his Seoul studio. He was 70.

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