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Today in Korean history

2017/09/13 14:00

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Sept. 14

1956 -- The Cabinet designates Oct. 1 as Armed Forces Day, commemorating the date in 1950 when U.N.-coalition troops crossed the 38th parallel, which roughly bisects the peninsula, pushing North Korean communists northward in the Korean War.

1984 -- South Korea's Red Cross agrees to provide aid to North Korea's flood victims.

1993 -- French President Francois Mitterrand visits South Korea to discuss enhancing bilateral relations.

2004 -- London's FTSE Group puts South Korea on its watch list for promotion to developed market classification.

2012 -- The Prime Minister's Office moves into the newly built city of Sejong, becoming the first government agency to be relocated to the administrative hub in central South Korea.