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Today in Korean history


March 23

1949 -- The United States dispatches John Muccio as its first ambassador to South Korea.

1990 -- South Korea establishes diplomatic relations with Bulgaria.

1992 -- South Korea establishes diplomatic relations with Azerbaijan.

2000 -- The North Korean navy announces its own version of the inter-Korean maritime border, drawing the line further south of the Northern Limit Line demarcated earlier by South Korea.

2007 -- Daewoo Group founder Kim Woo-choong apologizes to former executives of the defunct conglomerate, saying he feels guilt that all their past efforts have been discredited.

2011 -- North Korea warns it is ready to take action against plan by South Korean activists to send anti-Pyongyang leaflets.

2012 -- Global energy leaders call on the industry to take on a greater role in bolstering nuclear security and safety.

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