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

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

1953-11-19 US VP Richard Nixon visits Hanoi

  • 1954-10-10 Ho Chi Minh enters Hanoi after withdrawal of French troops
  • 1966-06-29 Vietnam War: US planes bomb the North Vietnamese capital Hanoi and the port city of Haiphong for the first time
  • 1971-03-08 Radio Hanoi broadcasts Jimi Hendrix's "Star Spangled Banner"
  • 1973-01-17 City of Amsterdam decides to support Hanoi

Summit of Interest

2019-02-27 Second summit begins between US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi, Vietnam


Famous Birthdays

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