Vietnamese History (Part 3)

Vietnam: Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh City

Historical Events

Events 201 - 235 of 235

  • 1978-11-03 USSR & Vietnam sign peace & friendship treaty
  • 1979-01-07 Vietnamese forces capture Phnom Penh from Khmer Rouge
  • 1979-01-08 Vietnamese troops overtook Khmer Rouge & occupy Phnom Penh
  • 1979-02-17 China invades Vietnam, marking the start of the Sino-Vietnamese War
  • 1979-03-08 China withdraws invasion troops from Vietnam
  • 1979-11-24 US admits troops in Vietnam were exposed to the toxic Agent Orange
  • 1980-07-23 Soyuz 37 ferries 2 cosmonauts (1 Vietnamese) to Salyut 6
  • 1980-12-18 Vietnam adopts constitution
  • 1981-06-06 Maya Yang Lin wins competition to design the Vietnam War Memorial
  • 1982-03-26 Groundbreaking in Washington, D.C. for Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • 1982-11-10 Vietnam Veterans Memorial opened
  • 1982-11-13 Vietnam War Memorial dedicated in Washington, D.C.
  • 1984-04-11 Chinese troops invade Vietnam
  • 1984-11-09 Vietnam Veterans Memorial ("3 Servicemen") completed
  • 1987-01-09 Chinese/Vietnamese border fights, 1,500 killed
  • 1987-08-01 Nurse Mary R Stout chosen chairperson of Vietnam Veterans of America
  • 1988-01-21 US accepts immigration of 30,000 US-Vietnamese children
  • 1989-01-15 10th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins the Golden CableACE for "Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam"
  • 1989-09-26 Last Vietnamese soldiers leave Cambodia
  • 1989-12-29 Riots break-out after Hong Kong decides to forcibly repatriate Vietnamese refugees.

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1990-09-25 Saddam Hussein warns that US will repeat Vietnam experience

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • 1990-09-29 US Sect of State James Baker meets with Vietnam's foreign minister
  • 1992-04-15 The National Assembly of Vietnam adopts the 1992 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

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1994-02-03 President Bill Clinton lifts US trade embargo against Vietnam

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • 1997-05-09 1st US ambassador since Saigon fell arrives in Vietnam
  • 1997-09-03 A Vietnam Airlines Tupolev TU-134 crashes on approach into Phnom Penh airport, killing 64.
  • 1997-11-02 Typhoon Linda kills at least 208 in southern Vietnam
  • 2000-11-16 Bill Clinton becomes the first U.S. President to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War.
  • 2002-10-29 Ho Chi Minh City ITC Inferno, a fire destroys a luxurious department store with 1,500 people shopping. Over 60 people died and over 100 are missing. It is the deadliest disaster in Vietnam during peacetime.
  • 2009-09-26 Typhoon Ketsana (2009) hit the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, causing 700 fatalities.
  • 2012-09-10 29 people are killed by floods and heavy rain in Vietnam
  • 2013-10-12 15 people are killed by a series of explosions in a fireworks factory in Vietnam
  • 2014-02-24 7 people are killed & 37 are injured after a bridge collapses in Vietnam
  • 2015-01-03 18 people are killed after the Norwegian cargo ship MS Bulk Jupiter sinks off the coast of Vietnam
  • 2015-03-06 US State Department charges 2 Vietnamese and a Canadian citizen with cyberfraud, for stealing 1 billion email addresses for spam

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