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August 15, 1948

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 15, 1948

* South Korea is established (1st report)
* Syngman Rhee is 1st president

The front page has two column headings: "Korea Set Up as Republic; MacArthur Predicts Unity"
"Third Anniversary of Liberation From Japan Marked by Proclamation Fete in South--U.S. Military Government Ending"
First report coverage continues inside with photo of Rhee. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news of the day. Complete 1st section with all 64 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Nice condition.

wikipedia notes: On August 15, 1948, the Republic of Korea was formally established, with Syngman Rhee as the first president. With the establishment of Rhee's government, de jure sovereignty also passed into the new government.

Category: The 20th Century