Today in Korean History

Nov. 27

1598 -- A seven-year invasion of Korea by Japanese forces led by warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi ends. The invasion seriously weakened Korea's Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910).

1953 -- President Syngman Rhee holds a summit with his Taiwanese counterpart Chiang Kai-shek.

1964 -- South Korea signs a friendship treaty with Taiwan.

2002 -- On behalf of U.S. President George W. Bush, then U.S. Ambassador to Korea Thomas Hubbard apologizes for the accidental deaths of two South Korean schoolgirls in a road accident involving a U.S. military vehicle.

2006 -- The presidential office retracts its nomination of Jeon Hyo-sook to become the country's first female chief of the Constitutional Court. In a breach of the Constitution, Cheong Wa Dae had Jeon resign as a justice of the court so she could serve a full six-year term as head of the court.

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