Today in Korean history (Aug. 30)
Aug 30, 2017
•1920 - Lee Dong-hui takes office as prime minister of the Korean government in exile. Korea was under Japanese colonial rule from 1910 to 1945.
•1949 - Six students, singled out as the first batch of students to study abroad on government funding, head to the United States.
•1968 - The Federation of Korean Trade Unions, South Korea's first umbrella body of labor unions, is launched.
•1962 - South Korea establishes ties with El Salvador.
•1972 - The two Koreas open a plenary session of the first inter-Korean Red Cross talks in Pyongyang.
•1995 - South Korea signs an extradition treaty with Argentina.
•2001 - The government lifts "green belt restrictions" on 330 million square meters of land in seven major cities. It also made public identities of 169 people who molested minors.
•2013 -- A Seoul court asks prosecutors for written approval from the parliament to arrest lawmaker Lee Seok-ki of the minor opposition Unified Progressive Party (UPP) on suspicion of plotting to overthrow the government.