Today in Korean history (May 10)
May 10, 2017
•1948 -- Southern Korea holds a general election for 198 lawmakers, an action that led to the formation of a government separate from that of northern Korea. North Korea established its government in September of that year.
•1967 -- The country establishes flights to Britain with the ratification of an aviation treaty.
•1972 -- The country's first nuclear power plant in Gori, North Gyeongsang Province, is completed.
•1993 -- Fourteen women mountain climbers, led by Ji Hyun-ok, reach the peak of Mount Everest, becoming the first Korean women to achieve the feat.
•2002 -- The main opposition Grand National Party elects Lee Hoi-chang as its candidate for the presidential election in December of that year. He narrowly lost to Roh Moo-hyun of the then ruling Millennium Democratic Party.