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Today in Korean history

2018/03/07 14:00

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March 8

1948 -- Kim Koo, an independence fighter and politician, sends a letter to North Korea proposing a meeting in Pyongyang of the leaders of the two Koreas.

1957 -- South Korea establishes diplomatic ties with Turkey.

1986 -- South Korea finishes third at the first Winter Asian Games, hosted by Sapporo, Japan.

2001 -- President Kim Dae-jung visits the United States for a summit with U.S. President George W. Bush.

2009 -- North Korea holds election to pick representatives to the 12th-term Supreme People's Assembly, the North's rubber-stamp parliament.

2015 -- Park In-bee picks up 13th LPGA win in Singapore.

2016 -- South Korea announces its own set of sanctions over North Korea's fourth nuclear test two months earlier.

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