Vietnamese History (Part 2)

Vietnam: Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh City

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 235

  • 1967-08-26 Dutch 2nd Chamber demands US stop bombing North Vietnam

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1967-09-03 Nguyen Van Thieu elected President of South Vietnam under a new constitution

Vietnamese Politican Nguyen Van Thieu
Vietnamese Politican
Nguyen Van Thieu

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1967-11-21 Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland tells news reporters: "I am absolutely certain that whereas in 1965 the enemy was winning, today he is certainly losing."

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1967-11-30 Senenator Eugene McCarthy annouces he will run for the US presidency on anti Vietnam war platform

Politician and Presidential Candidate Eugene McCarthy
Politician and Presidential Candidate
Eugene McCarthy

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1967-12-05 Benjamin Spock & Allen Ginsberg arrested protesting against Vietnam war

Pediatrician Benjamin Spock
Benjamin Spock
Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg
Beat Poet
Allen Ginsberg
  • 1967-12-20 474,300 US soldiers in Vietnam
  • 1968-01-21 Vietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh - One of the most publicized and controversial battles of the war begins.
  • 1968-02-05 Vietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh begins.
  • 1968-02-06 Dutch 2nd Chamber condemns US bombing of North Vietnam
  • 1968-02-13 US sends 10,500 additional soldiers to Vietnam
  • 1968-02-18 10,000 demonstrators against US in Vietnam War in West-Berlin
  • 1968-02-24 US troops reconquer Hue Vietnam
  • 1968-03-16 My Lai massacre occurs (Vietnam War); 450 die
  • 1968-04-03 N Vietnam agrees to meet US reps to set up preliminary peace talks
  • 1968-04-05 US marine base Khe San Vietnam, appalled
  • 1968-05-10 Vietnam peace talks began in Paris between the US & North Vietnam

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1968-10-31 US President Lyndon B. Johnson orders a halt to all bombing of North Vietnam

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • 1969-01-02 Operation Barrier Reef begins in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam.
  • 1969-01-10 Sweden (1st Western country) recognizes North Vietnam
  • 1969-01-18 Expanded 4 party Vietnam peace talks began in Paris
  • 1969-01-25 US-North Vietnamese peace talks begin in Paris
  • 1969-03-20 US president Nixon proclaims he will end Vietnam war in 1970
  • 1969-04-03 Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird announces that the United States will start to "Vietnamize" the war effort
  • 1969-04-05 Vietnam War: Massive antiwar demonstrations occur in many U.S. cities.
  • 1969-05-10 US troops begin attack on Hill 937 ("Hamburger Hill"), Vietnam
  • 1969-05-20 US troop capture Hill 937/Hamburger Hill Vietnam
  • 1969-06-02 Australian aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne slices US destroyer USS Frank E Evans in half, killing 74 (South Vietnam)
  • 1969-06-08 Nixon says 25,000 US troops would leave Vietnam by end of August
  • 1969-07-08 US troop withdrawal begins in Vietnam
  • 1969-09-24 Ton Duc Thang elected president of North Vietnam
  • 1969-10-15 Vietnam Moratorium Day; millions nationwide protest the war
  • 1969-11-12 US army announces investigating William Calley for alleged massacre of civilians at Vietnamese village of My Lai in March, 19
  • 1969-11-14 2nd Vietnam Moratorium Day in US
  • 1969-11-15 250,000 peacefully demonstrate in Washington D.C. against Vietnam War
  • 1969-11-16 1968 Mỹ Lai massacre of between 347 and 504 unarmed South Vietnamese civilians by US soldiers is first reported
  • 1969-11-24 Lt William L Calley charged with massacre of over 100 civilians in My Lai Vietnam in March 1968, ordered to stand trial by court martial

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1969-11-25 John Lennon returns OBE to protest against UK's support for Vietnam War

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • 1970-04-29 50,000 US & South Vietnamese troops invade Cambodia
  • 1970-05-09 100,000s demonstrate against Vietnam War
  • 1970-05-20 100,000 march in NY supporting US policies in Vietnam

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1970-11-03 US President Richard Nixon promises gradual troop removal of Vietnam

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1970-11-16 South Vietnamese Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky defends operations in Cambodia because communist forces could overrun South Vietnam "within 24 hours" if troops operating there were withdrawn
  • 1971-02-08 South Vietnamese troops invade Laos
  • 1971-02-13 12,000 South Vietnamese troops cross into Laos
  • 1971-03-14 South Vietnamese troops flee Laos
  • 1971-03-29 1st Lt William L Calley Jr found guilty in My Lai (Vietnam) massacre
  • 1971-04-05 US Lt William Calley sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering 22 unarmed South Vietnamese civilians in the My Lai Massacre
  • 1971-04-25 About 200,000 anti-Vietnam War protesters march on Washington, D.C.
  • 1971-06-08 North Vietnam demands US end aid to South Vietnam
  • 1971-06-13 The New York Times begin publishing excerpts from the Pentagon Papers, classified documents on the long history of the U.S. in Vietnam
  • 1971-08-18 New Zealand Prime Minister Keith Holyoake announces in Parliament that New Zealand’s combat force would be withdrawn from Vietnam before the end of the year, coinciding with a similar announcement by the Australian government
  • 1971-10-11 Switzerland recognizes North Vietnam
  • 1972-03-30 North Vietnamese troops enter South Vietnam
  • 1972-05-01 North Vietnamese troops occupy Quang Tri Activities Committee
  • 1972-05-04 Vietcong forms revolutionary government in Quang Tri, South Vietnam
  • 1972-06-06 US bombs Haiphong, North-Vietnam; 1000s killed
  • 1972-08-12 Last American combat ground troops leave Vietnam
  • 1972-08-27 US bombs Haiphong, North Vietnam

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1972-10-26 Henry Kissinger declares "Peace is at hand" in Vietnam

Politician, statesman Henry Kissinger
Politician, statesman
Henry Kissinger
  • 1972-11-11 US Army turns over Long Bihn base to South Vietnamese army
  • 1972-12-18 US begins its heaviest bombing of North Vietnam
  • 1972-12-30 US President Richard Nixon halts bombing of North Vietnam & announces peace talks
  • 1973-01-08 Secret peace talks between US & North Vietnam resumed near Paris
  • 1973-01-15 US President Richard Nixon suspends all US offensive action in N Vietnam
  • 1973-01-22 US, North & South Vietnam & Vietcong sign boundary accord
  • 1973-01-23 US President Nixon announces an accord has been reached to end Vietnam War
  • 1973-01-27 US & North Vietnam's William Rogers & Nguyen Duy Trinh sign cease-fire, ending longest US war and miltary draft
  • 1973-02-04 An International inspection team is sent to Vietnam to observe progress on the Paris truce agreement
  • 1973-02-05 Funeral for LC William Nolde, last US soldier killed in Vietnam War
  • 1973-02-12 1st US POWs in N Vietnam released; 116 of 456 flown to Philippine
  • 1973-03-29 US troops leave Vietnam, 9 yrs after Tonkin Resolution
  • 1973-03-30 Ellsworth Bunker resigns as US ambassador to South Vietnam
  • 1973-04-09 Netherlands recognizes North Vietnam
  • 1973-04-12 France recognizes North Vietnam
  • 1974-02-05 John Murtha becomes the first Vietnam War veteran elected to the Congress of the United States.
  • 1974-09-15 Air Vietnam flight 727 is hijacked, then crashes while attempting to land with 75 on board.

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1974-09-16 US President Gerald Ford announces conditional amnesty for US Vietnam War deserters

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • 1975-03-12 Vietcong conquer Ban me Thuot South Vietnam
  • 1975-04-02 Vietnam War: Thousands of civilian refugees flee from the Quang Ngai Province in front of advancing North Vietnamese troops.
  • 1975-04-04 130 killed as USAF plane evacuating Vietnamese orphans crashes
  • 1975-04-21 Last South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu resigns after 10 years
  • 1975-04-28 South-Vietnam Gen Duong Van Minh sworn in as president till April 30

Victory in battleThe Fall of Saigon

1975-04-29 Vietnam War: US begins to evacuate it's citizens from Saigon in Operation Frequent Wind in response to advancing North Vietnamese forces, bringing an end to US involvement in the war

  • 1975-04-29 Charles McMahon and Darwin Judge are the last two United States servicemen killed in Vietnam during the Vietnam War
  • 1975-05-07 US President Gerald Ford declares an end to "Vietnam Era"
  • 1975-06-06 Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam established
  • 1975-08-11 US vetoes proposed admission of North & South Vietnam to UN
  • 1976-04-25 Elections in Vietnam for a National Assembly to reunite the country
  • 1976-07-02 Formal reunification of North & South Vietnam
  • 1976-07-20 Vietnam War: The US military completes its troop withdrawal from Thailand.

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1977-01-21 US President Jimmy Carter pardons almost all Vietnam War draft evaders

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 1977-03-18 US restricts citizens from visiting Cuba, Vietnam, North Korea & Cambodia
  • 1977-03-18 Vietnam hands over MIA to US
  • 1977-07-18 Vietnam becomes member of UN
  • 1977-09-20 Vietnam & Djibouti ask for membership in UN
  • 1977-12-31 Cambodia drops diplomatic relations with Vietnam

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