Vietnamese History (Part 2)

Vietnam: Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh City

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 241

  • 1967-05-10 Stockholm Vietnam Tribunal declares US aggression in Vietnam and Cambodia
  • 1967-05-20 10,000 demonstrate against war in Vietnam
  • 1967-08-03 45,000 US soldiers sent to Vietnam
  • 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
  • 1967-10-21 Tens of thousands of anti-Vietnam War protesters march on the Pentagon, besieging the military headquarters for two days
  • 1967-10-31 Nguyen Van Thieu took oath of office as 1st President of South Vietnam 2nd Rep
  • 1967-11-03 Vietnam War: The Battle of Dak To begins, becoming one of the bloodiest battles of the war
  • 1967-11-05 US troops conquer Loc Ninh South Vietnam

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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 Senator Eugene McCarthy announces he will run for the US presidency on an anti-Vietnam war platform

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

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1967-12-05 Pediatrician Benjamin Spock and poet Allen Ginsberg arrested in New York while protesting against the Vietnam War

Pediatrician Benjamin Spock
Pediatrician
Benjamin Spock
Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg
Beat Poet
Allen Ginsberg
  • 1967-12-20 474,300 US soldiers in Vietnam
  • 1968-01-21 The Battle of Khe Sanh - one of the most publicized and controversial battles of the Vietnam War - begins at the Khe Sanh Air Base
  • 1968-01-24 Operation Coburg, an Australian and New Zealand military action during the Vietnam War, begins
  • 1968-01-30 Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese launch the Tet offensive against South Vietnames and US forces
  • 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 Thousands of people in West Berlin demonstrate against US involvement in the Vietnam War
  • 1968-02-24 US troops reconquer Hue Vietnam

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1968-02-27 CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite delivers a scathing editorial on America's chances of winning the Vietnam War

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite
  • 1968-03-10 North Vietnamese and communist Laotion troops overrun a secret US radar facility, Lima Site 85, on a Laos mountaintop
  • 1968-03-16 My Lai massacre occurs when American soldiers kill ~400 unarmed Vietnamese civilians, in one of the most controversial incidents of the Vietnam War

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1968-03-31 US President Lyndon B. Johnson authorizes a troop surge in Vietnam, bringing the total number of US soldiers to a peak of 549,500

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • 1968-04-03 N Vietnam agrees to meet US reps to set up preliminary peace talks
  • 1968-05-10 Vietnam peace talks began in Paris between the US and North Vietnam
  • 1968-10-31 US President Lyndon B. Johnson orders a halt to all bombing of North Vietnam
  • 1969-01-02 Operation Barrier Reef begins in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam
  • 1969-01-10 Sweden is the 1st Western country to recognize 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
  • 1969-04-03 Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird announces that the United States will start a policy of "Vietnamization", reducing American involvement
  • 1969-04-05 Massive anti-Vietnam War 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

/flags/vietnamVietnam War Moratorium Demonstration

1969-11-15 An estimated 2 million people take part in the Vietnam War Moratorium demonstration across the United States

  • 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 US and South Vietnamese forces launch an incursion into Cambodia, expanding the Vietnam War
  • 1970-05-08 Thousands of students protest against the Vietnam War following the Kent State shootings in Ohio
  • 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 Operation Lam Son 719 begins, a limited South Vietnamese incursion into 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 Vietnam launches a major conventional offensive against 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 launches Operation Linebacker II, its heaviest bombing of North Vietnam, as negotiations to end the Vietnam War collapse
  • 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 Richard 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 military 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 Philippines
  • 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
  • 1974-01-19 China and South Vietnam clash over the Paracel Islands, resulting in a Chinese victory
  • 1974-02-05 John Murtha becomes the first Vietnam War veteran elected to the United States Congress
  • 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 its 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
  • 1975-04-30 North Vietnamese troops capture Saigon, ending 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

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