Today in Korean history

Sept. 3

1948 -- The U.S. military in South Korea hands over police authority to the South Korean government.

1988 -- The government announces its plan to open up information on communist countries, including North Korea, to the public.

1990 -- The second conference of prosecutors-general from the Asia-Pacific region is held in Seoul.

1997 -- A Vietnamese passenger jet crashes near Phnom Penh, Cambodia, killing 65 people, including 21 South Korean passengers.

2001 -- The National Assembly approves a motion to dismiss Unification Minister Lim Dong-won.

2002 -- A group of 16 North Korean defectors enters a residential facility for German diplomats in Beijing and requests asylum.

2005 -- The North Korean Red Cross sends a letter of condolence to its U.S. counterpart for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

2013 -- Retired NBA star Dennis Rodman arrives in North Korea on his second trip to the communist nation to visit his "friend," North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

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