Today in Korean history (March 8)
Mar 8, 2017
•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.