Today in Korean history (March 12)
Mar 12, 2017
•1948 -- Korean independence fighters, including Kim Gu and Kim Kyu-sik, issue a statement opposing a U.N. General Assembly resolution adopted Feb. 26 to hold a separate general election in southern Korea.
•1971 -- South Korean ground troops assume responsibility for the defense of the entire 155-mile truce line that divides the Korean Peninsula. The U.S. military had until then guarded part of the line.
•1993 -- North Korea announces its decision to withdraw from the nuclear nonproliferation treaty.
•2009 -- Professor Sung Hyun-ho of Ewha Womans University in Seoul is elected a member of the Guiding Committee for the General Bathymetric Chart of Oceans under the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO), becoming the first South Korean to be elected to the committee.
•2011 -- South Korean President Lee Myung-bak starts his four-day visit to the United Arab Emirates, a trip highlighting economic cooperation.
•2016 -- Google's artificial intelligence (AI) program AlphaGo celebrated its third consecutive victory against South Korean Go player Lee Se-dol on Saturday, heralding another win for machine against mankind.