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Today in Korean history

2013/08/09 14:00

Aug. 10

1934 -- A massive flood hits the southern part of Korea, leaving 800 people dead.

1940 -- Two major Korean vernacular dailies, the Chosun Ilbo and the Donga Ilbo, are closed by Japan's colonial authorities because of their anti-Japan stances. Japan colonized the Korean Peninsula from 1910-1945.