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Today in Korean History

November 18

1884 -- The Joseon Dynasty, Korea's last kingdom, opens the first general post
office in Seoul, inaugurating a modern postal service in the country. The service
initially covered the Seoul-Incheon area.

1992 -- Russian President Boris Yeltsin arrives in Seoul for a three-day visit,
becoming the first Russian leader to visit South Korea since the two former Cold
War adversaries established diplomatic relations two years earlier.

1998 -- Hyundai Group kicks off the Mount Geumgang tour project by sending a
luxury cruise from the South Korean port of Donghae to the scenic mountain on
North Korea's east coast. The ship, the Hyundai Geumgang, carried 1,356 South
Koreans, including 826 tourists and 419 crew members, on its maiden voyage in the
first-ever inter-Korean business project.