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Today in Korean history

2018/06/12 14:00

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June 13

1955 -- North Korea and Japan sign a fisheries agreement.

1961 -- South Korean students protest alleged election rigging, and 11 universities are temporarily closed as a result.

2000 -- South Korean President Kim Dae-jung and North Korean leader Kim Jong-il hold the first inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang.

2002 -- Two South Korean middle school students are killed by a U.S. military vehicle in Yangju, just north of Seoul.

2003 -- Chey Tae-won, chairman of SK Group, receives a three-year prison sentence for insider trading and accounting fraud.

2014 -- President Park Geun-hye replaces about half of her 17-member Cabinet in her first major shake-up since taking office in February 2013, as she struggled to regain public confidence in her government rocked by a deadly ferry disaster in April.

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