Key Events Mark Korean History on October 22

SEOUL - Notable events in Korean history on October 22 include various developments that have shaped the Korean Peninsula.

According to a new release by Yonhap News Agency, in 1936, the first bridge over the Han River was completed, linking Yongsan in northern Seoul to Noryangjin in the south. In 1996, Ahn Doo-hee, the assassin of freedom fighter Kim Koo, was killed by Kim's supporter, Kwon Joong-hwi. In 2000, U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright visited North Korea and met its leader, Kim Jong-il. In 2011, North Korea's chief nuclear negotiator Kim Kye-gwan traveled to Geneva for talks with his U.S. counterpart, Stephen Bosworth. These events, among others, provide historical context for the Korean Peninsula's complex political landscape.

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