Today in Korean history

March 27

1951 -- The Education Ministry introduces a new school system of six years for elementary school, three each for middle and high school, and four for college.

1971 -- The U.S. Army 7th Division withdraws after being stationed for two years in South Korea.

1982 -- The South Korean professional baseball league launches with the opening game taking place in Seoul.

1990 -- A regular flight of Korean Air makes a stop in Moscow for the first time.

2002 -- South Korea regains a sovereign credit rating of "A" four years and four months after the 1997 financial crisis.

2003 -- The government moves to allow open access to administrative information and replace closed "press rooms" with briefing rooms, to which any journalist of an accredited media organization can be given access.

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