Today in Korean history (May 6)
May 6, 2017
•1952 -- Commercial phone lines connecting Seoul and Busan open.
•1981 -- The Korea Fair Trade Commission, the nation's antitrust watchdog, is launched.
•2003 -- The National Assembly passes a revision bill on war veterans and Agent Orange patients to expand government subsidies and free treatment.
•2005 -- President Roh Moo-hyun demands that Japan take concrete "action" rather than make "apologies" for the atrocities it committed during its colonization of the Korean Peninsula and World War II.