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1962 -- South Korea establishes diplomatic relations with Israel.
1965 -- South Korea signs a trade agreement with West Germany.
1975 -- Eight South Korean university students convicted of trying to overthrow the government are executed just 20 hours after a court sentenced them to death. They were among 23 college students arrested on rebellion charges as part of a government crackdown on dissident movements.
1999 -- Hosni Mubarak, the president of Egypt, visits South Korea, becoming the first Egyptian leader to come to Seoul.
2003 -- South Korea and the United States agree on the early relocation of the American military's Yongsan garrison outside of central Seoul.
2004 -- Seoul issues a ban on travel to Iraq in the wake of the kidnapping of South Korean missionaries in the war-torn country.
2010 -- A Seoul district court acquits former Prime Minister Han Myeong-sook of the charge of receiving money from a local businessman while in office.
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