Today in Korean history (April 12)
Apr 12, 2017
•1990 -- President Roh Tae-woo gives amnesty to Kim Hyun-hui, one of the North Korean agents responsible for the in-flight bombing of a South Korean passenger airplane in late 1987.

•2003 -- South Korea's lottery gives out a 47 billion-won prize, the country's biggest ever.

•2004 -- Chung Dong-young quits as chairman of the ruling Uri Party.

•2007 -- The Supreme Court sentences Jeong Nam-guy to death for murdering 13 people and injuring seven others from January 2004 to April 2006.

•2011 -- South and North Korea reach an agreement to make an on-site survey of Mount Paekdu in mid-June after holding expert-led talks on the risk of a potential volcanic eruption at the mountain in May in Pyongyang or a convenient location.

•2013 -- President Park Geun-hye apologized to her rival political party for "causing concern" over a series of resignations by her nominees for senior government posts.

•2015 -- The South Korean Embassy in Libya is attacked by an armed group suspected to have ties to the Islamic State (IS), who fired some 40 machine-gun rounds as they drove past the building in a car. Two local police officers were killed, with no South Korean casualties.

Source:Yonhap News

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