Hanoi in History

Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City

Historical Events

  • 1882-09-03 French/Vietnamese/Chinese battle at Hanoi, 100s die
  • 1883-12-16 Tonkin Campaign: The French capture the citadel in Hanoi

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1946-12-19 War breaks out in Indochina as Ho Chi Minh attacks French in Hanoi

Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary
Ho Chi Minh

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1953-11-19 US VP Richard Nixon visits Hanoi

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1954-10-10 Ho Chi Minh enters Hanoi after withdrawal of French troops
  • 1966-06-29 In the Vietnam War, US planes bombed Hanoi & Haiphong for 1st time
  • 1966-12-13 1st US bombing of Hanoi part of Operation Rolling Thunder during the Vietnam War
  • 1967-05-19 US bombs Hanoi (Vietnam War)
  • 1971-03-08 Radio Hanoi broadcasts Jimi Hendrix's "Star Spangled Banner"
  • 1973-01-17 City of Amsterdam decides to support Hanoi

Famous Birthdays

  • 1949-06-30 Bùi Thanh Liêm, Hanoi. Vietnamese cosmonaut (d. 1981)