Today in Korean history (March 7)
Mar 7, 2017
•1946 -- An express train starts running on the Seoul-Busan line.
•1972 -- South Korea and the United States begin a large-scale joint military exercise called "Team Spirit."
•2003 -- Cliff Richard, a British pop star, performs in Seoul for the first time in 34 years.
•2004 -- South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon and his Japanese counterpart agree to boost cooperation, together with the United States, to persuade North Korea to halt its nuclear weapons development program.
•2006 -- South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak agree to broaden South Korean companies' participation in Egypt's infrastructure construction, defense procurement and expansion of information technology networks.
•2013 -- Yuh Myung-woo, a two-time world boxing champ from South Korea, joins hands with multi-division world champion Manny Pacquiao for projects related to their sport.
•2014 -- The Tate Modern gallery in London purchases its first ever collection of works by late Korean-born American media artist Paik Nam-june. The acquisition was noteworthy as Paik was better known in the United States and Japan than in Europe.