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Today in Korean history Date: 17-Aug-23

1955 — South Korea and Japan sever economic ties.1972 — Red Cross officials from the two Koreas establish a hotline.1976 — North Korean soldiers ax three U.S. military officers to death at the truce village of Panmunjom.2009 — Former President Kim…

1955 -- South Korea and Japan sever economic ties.

1972 -- Red Cross officials from the two Koreas establish a hotline.

1976 -- North Korean soldiers ax three U.S. military officers to death at the truce village of Panmunjom.

2009 -- Former President Kim Dae-jung, a lifelong campaigner for democracy and inter-Korean peace, dies at Seoul's Severance Hospital after a long battle with pneumonia and related complications.

2010 -- A North Korean jet fighter crashes in a Chinese border area, killing the pilot who may have been attempting to defect to Russia.

2011 -- A Korean War monument is set to be unveiled in Australia.

2013 -- North Korea agrees to hold talks with South Korea for reunions of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War.

2014 -- Pope Francis calls for forgiveness and unity on the Korean Peninsula.

2017 -- An Army soldier is killed and six others injured in an explosion during an artillery firing drill at a front-line unit in Cherwon, just south of the Demilitarized Zone.

2018 -- South and North Korea march together at the opening ceremony of the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta.

Source: Yonhap News Agency