Today in Korean history (Sept. 3)
Sep 3, 2017
•1948 -- The U.S. military in South Korea hands over police authority to the South Korean government.
•1988 -- The government announces its plan to open up information on communist countries, including North Korea, to the public.
•1990 -- The second conference of prosecutors-general from the Asia-Pacific region is held in Seoul.
•1997 -- A Vietnamese passenger jet crashes near Phnom Penh, Cambodia, killing 65 people, including 21 South Korean passengers.
•2001 -- The National Assembly approves a motion to dismiss Unification Minister Lim Dong-won.
•2002 -- A group of 16 North Korean defectors enters a residential facility for German diplomats in Beijing and requests asylum.
•2005 -- The North Korean Red Cross sends a letter of condolence to its U.S. counterpart for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
•2013 -- Retired NBA star Dennis Rodman arrives in North Korea on his second trip to the communist nation to visit his "friend," North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.