The History of War (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 700 of 729

  • 1969-04-05 Vietnam War: Massive antiwar demonstrations occur in many U.S. cities.
  • 1969-07-07 German newspaper Der Spiegel reveals Bishop Defregger of Munich is a war criminal
  • 1969-07-14 Soccer war - Salvador-Honduras (1000 dead)
  • 1969-12-16 "War is Over! If You Want It, Happy Christmas from John & Yoko" posters begin appearing
  • 1970-01-12 Nigerian civil war ends, Biafra surrenders to Nigeria
  • 1970-05-08 Construction workers break up an anti-war rally in NYC's Wall Street

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1970-09-28 Anwar Sadat replaces Gamal Abdel Nasser as acting Egyptian President

President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat
  • 1970-10-15 Anwar Sadat elected 3rd President of Egypt, succeeding Gamal Abdel Nasser
  • 1970-10-17 Anwar Sadat sworn in as the 3rd President of Egypt
  • 1970-11-09 Trial of Seattle 8 anti-war protesters begins
  • 1971-01-26 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts law against limitation of war crimes
  • 1971-04-25 About 200,000 anti-Vietnam War protesters march on Washington, D.C.
  • 1971-05-03 Nixon administration arrests 13,000 anti-war protesters in 3 days

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1971-10-28 John Lennon and Yoko Ono record "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in NYC

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • 1971-12-01 John Lennon and Yoko Ono release "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in US
  • 1971-12-03 Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: India invades West Pakistan and a full scale war begins claiming hundreds of lives.
  • 1972-01-24 Japanese Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi is found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been since the end of World War II.
  • 1973-01-27 US & North Vietnam's William Rogers & Nguyen Duy Trinh sign cease-fire, ending longest US war and miltary draft
  • 1973-07-20 The US Senate passes the War Powers Act.
  • 1973-10-06 Yom Kippur War begins as Syria & Egypt attack Israel
  • 1973-10-24 Yom Kippur War ends, Israel 65 miles from Cairo, 26 from Damascus
  • 1974-02-05 John Murtha becomes the first Vietnam War veteran elected to the Congress of the United States.
  • 1974-03-07 "Monitor" (US Civil War Ship) restored at Cape Hatteras NC
  • 1974-03-09 Last Japanese soldier, a guerrilla operating in Philippines, surrenders, 29 years after World War II ended
  • 1974-04-11 WW II war criminal JP Philippa arrested

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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

Victory in battleThe Fall of Saigon

1975-04-29 Vietnam War: Operation Frequent Wind: The U.S. begins to evacuate US citizens from Saigon prior to an expected North Vietnamese takeover. U.S. involvement in the war comes to an end.

  • 1975-08-15 Miki Takeo makes the first official pilgrimage to Yasukuni Shrine by an incumbent prime minister on the anniversary of the end of World War II.
  • 1975-10-26 Anwar Sadat became 1st Egyptian president to officially visit the United States
  • 1976-01-26 Belgium Catholic elite starts amnesty campaign for war criminals
  • 1976-11-14 War criminal Pieter Menten captured 1 day after fleeing
  • 1976-12-06 War criminal Pieter Menten arrested in Zurich

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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

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1979-08-18 Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini demands Saint War against Kurds

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • 1980-07-09 Dutch war criminal Pieter Menten sentenced to 10 years

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1980-11-09 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein declares holy war against Iran

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • 1981-06-06 Maya Yang Lin wins competition to design the Vietnam War Memorial
  • 1981-10-08 US President Ronald Reagan greets predecessors Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon before sending them to Egypt for Anwar Sadat's funeral
  • 1981-10-10 Anwar Sadat's funeral service held in Cairo
  • 1981-12-14 Israel annexes Golan Heights (seized from Syria in war of 1967)
  • 1982-03-19 Falklands War: Argentinian forces land on South Georgia Island, precipitating war with the U.K..
  • 1982-07-12 FEMA promises survivors of a nuclear war will get their mail

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1982-10-14 President Reagan proclaims a war on drugs

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1982-11-13 Vietnam War Memorial dedicated in Washington, D.C.
  • 1983-01-25 Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie arrested in Bolivia
  • 1983-02-24 A special commission of the U.S. Congress releases a report that condemns the practice of Japanese internment during World War II.
  • 1983-09-29 1st time Congress invokes War Powers Act
  • 1983-11-25 Syria & Saudi Arabia announce cease-fire in PLO civil war in Tripoli
  • 1985-03-01 Pentagon accepts theory that atomic war would cause a nuclear winter
  • 1985-03-04 WWII veterans returned to the "Bridge over the River Kwai"
  • 1985-10-12 Intl Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War receives Nobel Prize
  • 1986-04-17 Netherlands & Scilly Islands sign peace treaty (war of 1651)

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1986-05-14 Netherlands Institute for War Documentation publishes Anne Frank's complete diary

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust
Anne Frank
  • 1987-04-20 US deports Karl Linnas to USSR, charged with Nazi war crimes
  • 1987-05-28 Monitor, Civil War warship, is discovered by a deep sea robot
  • 1988-02-29 NYC Mayor Koch calls Reagan a "WIMP" in the war on drugs
  • 1988-03-20 Eritrean War of Independence: Having defeated the Nadew Command, the Eritrean People's Liberation Front enters the town of Afabet, victoriously concluding the Battle of Afabet.
  • 1988-08-19 Iran-Iraq begin a cease-fire in their 8-year-old war (11 PM EDT)
  • 1988-10-03 Lebanese kidnappers release Mithileshwar Singh (held for 30 months)
  • 1989-01-27 German war criminals Fischer & Aus der Funten freed
  • 1989-02-27 German war criminals Aus der Funten and Fischer freed in Holland
  • 1989-05-24 French war criminal Paul Touvier arrested in monastery in Nice
  • 1990-10-20 Antiwar protest marches begin in 20 US cities (US-Iraq)
  • 1990-11-23 Test Cricket debut of Saeed Anwar (Pak v WI), scores 0 & 0

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1991-01-12 US Congress gives George H. W. Bush authority to wage war against Iraq

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 1991-01-20 Sudan's government imposes Islamic law nationwide, worsening the civil war between the country's Muslim north and Christian south.
  • 1991-02-21 USSR announces Iraq agrees to a proposal to end Persian Gulf War US calls the plan unacceptable
  • 1991-02-22 Bush & US Gulf War allies give Iraq 24 hrs to begin Kuwait withdrawal
  • 1991-02-24 US & allies begin a ground war assault on Iraqi troops
  • 1991-02-27 Gulf War ends after Iraqi troops retreat and Kuwait is re-taken by the US
  • 1991-03-06 Following Iraq's capitulation in the Persian Gulf conflict, US President George H. W. Bush told Congress that "aggression is defeated. The war is over"
  • 1991-04-03 UN Security Council adopts Gulf War truce resolution
  • 1991-05-01 Angolan civil war ends
  • 1992-01-13 Japan apologizes for forcing Korean women into sexual slavery during World War II.

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1992-02-03 Defense opens calling Noriega "our ally in war on drugs"

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • 1992-10-04 The Rome General Peace Accords ends a 16 year civil war in Mozambique.
  • 1994-03-29 Serbs & Croats sign a cease-fire to end the war in Croatia
  • 1994-07-25 Jordan & Israeli end 46 year state of war (Washington, D.C.)
  • 1994-11-20 The Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign the Lusaka Protocol in Zambia, ending 19 years of civil war (localized fighting resumed the next year).
  • 1995-05-01 Croatian forces launch Operation Flash during the Croatian War of Independence.
  • 1995-07-27 Korean War Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
  • 1996-05-10 2 US Marine helicopters collided during joint US & British war games

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1996-08-23 Osama bin Laden issues message entitled "A declaration of war against the Americans occupying the land of the two holy places"

Islamic Militant & Terrorist Osama bin Laden
Islamic Militant & Terrorist
Osama bin Laden
  • 1997-10-25 After a brief civil war which has driven President Pascal Lissouba out of Brazzaville, Denis Sassou-Nguesso proclaims himself the President of the Republic of the Congo.
  • 1999-01-21 In one of the largest drug busts in American history, the US Coast Guard intercepts a ship carrying 4,300 kg of cocaine.

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1999-05-27 The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia indicts Slobodan Milošević and four others for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo

President of Serbia and Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic
President of Serbia and Yugoslavia
Slobodan Milosevic
  • 1999-10-22 Maurice Papon, an official in the Vichy France government during World War II, is jailed for crimes against humanity.
  • 2000-05-02 Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands unveils the Man With Two Hats monument in Apeldoorn and the other in Ottawa on May 11, 2000. Symbolically linking both Netherlands and Canada for their assistance throughout World War II.
  • 2001-04-01 Former president of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević surrenders to police special forces, to be tried on charges of war crimes.

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