The History of War (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 700 of 702

  • 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

The 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

  • 1975-08-15 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

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1975-10-26 Anwar Sadat becomes the 1st Egyptian president to officially visit the United States

  • 1976-01-26 Belgium Catholic elite starts amnesty campaign for war criminals

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1976-11-14 Dutch war criminal Pieter Menten captured one day after fleeing

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

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

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

  • 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 US President Reagan proclaims a war on drugs

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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.
  • 1983-11-25 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 return 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)

Historic Publication

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

  • 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 and 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

Historic Event

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

  • 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 that Iraq has agreed to a proposal to end the Gulf War, but the US calls the plan unacceptable
  • 1991-02-23 US President George H. W. Bush gives Iraq a 24-hour deadline to withdraw from Kuwait or face a ground war
  • 1991-02-24 US-led forces begin Operation Desert Sabre, the ground invasion of southern Iraq and Iraqi-occupied Kuwait
  • 1991-02-28 Gulf War ends after Iraq accepts a ceasefire following their retreat from Kuwait
  • 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"

  • 1992-10-04 The Rome General Peace Accords ends a 16 year civil war in Mozambique.

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1994-03-29 Serbs & Croats sign a cease-fire to end the war in Croatia

  • 1994-07-25 Jordan and Israeli end 46 year state of war (Washington, D.C.)
  • 1994-11-20 Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign the Lusaka Protocol in Zambia, ending 19 years of civil war
  • 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

Declaration of War

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

  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • 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.

Historic Event

2001-09-20 In an address to a joint session of Congress and the American people, US President George W. Bush declares a "war on terror"

  • 2001-11-13 War on Terrorism: In the first such act since World War II, US President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to terrorist acts or planned acts on the United States.
  • 2001-11-14 War in Afghanistan: Afghan Northern Alliance fighters takeover the capital Kabul
  • 2002-01-18 Sierra Leone Civil War finally declared over.
  • 2002-02-12 The trial of former President of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević begins at the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague. He eventually dies four years later before its conclusion.
  • 2002-07-01 The International Criminal Court is established to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression
  • 2003-02-10 France and Belgium break the NATO procedure of silent approval concerning the timing of protective measures for Turkey in case of a possible war with Iraq.
  • 2003-02-15 An estimated 6-11 million people around the world take to the streets to protest against war with Iraq
  • 2003-03-14 Start of weekend of protests against war in Iraq that are attended by millions
  • 2003-03-17 British Cabinet Minister Robin Cook, resigns over government plans for the war with Iraq.
  • 2003-11-12 Iraq war: In Nasiriya, Iraq, at least 23 people, among them the first Italian casualties of the 2003 Iraq war are killed in a suicide bomb attack on an Italian police base.
  • 2004-03-02 War in Iraq: Al Qaeda carries out the Ashoura Massacre in Iraq, killing 170 and wounding over 500
  • 2004-05-09 Chechen president Akhmad Kadyrov is killed in a land mine bomb blast under a VIP stage during a World War II memorial victory parade in Grozny, Chechnya
  • 2004-05-29 The World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
  • 2004-09-21 The Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) People's War and the Maoist Communist Centre of India merge to form the Communist Party of India (Maoist).
  • 2004-11-07 War in Iraq: The interim government of Iraq calls for a 60-day "state of emergency" as U.S. forces storm the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.
  • 2004-11-08 War in Iraq: More than 10,000 U.S. troops and a small number of Iraqi army units participate in a siege on the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah.
  • 2004-11-11 New Zealand Tomb of the Unknown Warrior dedicated at the National War Memorial, Wellington.
  • 2005-05-08 The new Canadian War Museum opens, in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of V-E Day
  • 2005-10-30 The rebuilt Dresden Frauenkirche (destroyed in the firebombing of Dresden during World War II) is reconsecrated after a thirteen-year rebuilding project.
  • 2005-12-08 Ante Gotovina, Croatian army general accused of war crimes, is captured in the Playa de las Américas, Tenerife by the Spanish police.
  • 2005-12-23 Chad declares a state of war against Sudan following a December 18 attack on Adré, which left about 100 people dead
  • 2005-12-28 A U.S. immigration judge orders John Demjanjuk deported to Ukraine for crimes against humanity committed during World War II.

Historic Event

2006-11-11 New Zealand war memorial monument unveiled by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in London, United Kingdom, commemorating the loss of soldiers from the New Zealand Army and the British Army

  • 2007-04-27 Estonian authorities remove the Bronze Soldier, a Soviet Red Army war memorial in Tallinn, amid political controversy with Russia.
  • 2008-02-19 Toshiba announces its formal recall of its HD DVD video format, ending the format war between it and Sony's Blu-Ray Disc

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