Today in Korean history (Sept. 1)
Sep 1, 2017
•1946 -- The Rodong Sinmun, which later became North Korea's official newspaper, is published for the first time.

•1952 -- South Korea introduces compulsory military service.

•1955 -- South Korea institutes an annual census.

•1980 -- Chun Doo-hwan is inaugurated as president of South Korea.

•1983 -- A Soviet fighter jet shoots down a Korean Air passenger plane over Sakhalin Island, killing all 269 people on board.

•2000 -- The second round of inter-Korean ministerial talks ends with the two sides issuing a joint statement.

•2012 -- Apple Inc. includes Samsung Electronics Co.'s latest flagship smartphone on its patent infringement list, raising the stakes in the long, drawn-out infringement battle.

•2014 -- North Korea fires one short-range missile into the East Sea from a site in its northwestern province of Chagang bordering China. The region is known to have an underground base for Scud missiles.

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Source:Yonhap News




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