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1922 -- Korea's first recognized pilot, Ahn Chang-nam, succeeds in his maiden flight from Tokyo to Osaka. At the time, Korea was under Japanese colonial rule.
1990 -- Four direct telephone lines go into service linking South Korea with the former Soviet Union for the first time.
1993 -- President Kim Young-sam and Japanese Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa hold summit talks in Gyeongju, 370 kilometers southeast of Seoul. The two-day meeting dealt with the two countries' relations with North Korea, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation and shared concerns over Russia's dumping of nuclear waste into the body of water between the Korean Peninsula and Japan.
2010 -- Somali pirates release 24 crew members of the South Korean tanker Samho Dream after more than seven months of captivity on the Indian Ocean.
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