1948 — Giuseppe Verdi’s opera “La Traviata” is performed for the first time in South Korea.
1951 — China rejects a United Nations proposal for a ceasefire in the Korean War.
1990 — South Korea’s Hyundai Group obtains formal permission from the USSR Chamber of Commerce and Industry to establish a subsidiary in Moscow, becoming the first domestic business group to do so.
1997 — Second-generation Korean novelist Miri Yu, living in Japan, wins the coveted Akutagawa Prize for her book “Family Cinema,” which depicts the relationships of scattered relatives who come together to make a film about their lives.
1998 — A medical team at Seoul National University Hospital succeeds in transplanting a Korean-made artificial heart into a patient, the first such operation in the country.
2004 — South Korea and the United States agree to move all US troops out of Seoul for the next three years.
2014 — North Korea proposes to stop all cross-border slander as of January 30 and calls for mutual action to prevent a nuclear calamity on the Korean peninsula.