Today in Korean history

July 14

1907 -- Lee Jun, a Korean patriot, commits suicide by slashing his belly with a knife in the Hague after he was blocked from attending an international peace meeting in the Dutch city where he wanted to protest Japan's colonial subjugation of the Korean Peninsula.

1950 -- The United Nations Secretary General, acting on a Security Council resolution, appeals to U.N. member countries to contribute troops to the U.N. Command estalished to fight against North Korean invaders in the Korean War.

2007 -- Inspectors from the international atomic energy watchdog arrived in North Korea to begin operations to close down and seal off the Yongbyon nuclear reactor and support facilities.

2008 -- South Korea recalled its ambassador to Japan in protest of Tokyo's renewed claim to a cluster of South Korean-controlled islets, in one of the strongest diplomatic countermeasures against the neighboring country's long-running territorial challenges.y

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