Today in Korean history (Oct. 1)
Oct 1, 2017
•1953 -- South Korea and the United States sign a mutual defense treaty, about three months after the Armistice Agreement ending the Korean War was signed.
•1958 -- South Korea establishes diplomatic relations with Thailand.
•1999 -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-il meets with Chung Ju-yung, the founder of Hyundai Group, during his visit to Pyongyang for discussions on tourism and other business ventures in the communist country. Chung died two years later.
•2014 -- South Korea and Japan hold a strategic dialogue in Tokyo for the first time in nearly two years to discuss an array of bilateral issues and North Korea's nuclear program.