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Vietnam War - Notable Historical Events

Benjamin SpockDec 5, 1967

John LennonNov 25, 1969

Jimmy CarterJan 21, 1977

Bill ClintonNov 16, 2000

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Vietnam War - Historical Events
Date Event
1964-12-05

Vietnam War: for his heroism in battle earlier in the year, Captain Roger Donlon is awarded the first Medal of Honor of the war.

1965-03-30

Vietnam War: A car bomb explodes in front of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, killing 22 and wounding 183 others.

1965-06-10

Vietnam War: The Battle of Dong Xoai begins.

1966-01-10

Julian Bond denied seat in Ga legislature for opposing Vietnam War

1966-03-27

Anti Vietnam war demonstrations in US, Europe & Australia

1966-06-29

In the Vietnam War, US planes bombed Hanoi & Haiphong for 1st time

1967-02-23

US troops begin largest offensive of Vietnam War

1967-04-14

In the Vietnam War, US planes bombed Haiphong for 1st time

1967-04-20

US planes bomb Haiphong for 1st time during Vietnam War

1967-04-24

Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland says in a news conference that the enemy had "gained support in the United States that gives him hope that he can win politically that which he cannot win militarily."

1967-10-21

Thousands opposing Vietnam War try to storm Pentagon

1967-11-03

Vietnam War: The Battle of Dak To begins.

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."

1967-12-05

Benjamin Spock & Allen Ginsberg arrested protesting against Vietnam war

1968-01-21

Vietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh - One of the most publicized and controversial battles of the war begins.

1968-02-05

Vietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh begins.

1968-02-18

10,000 demonstrators against US in Vietnam War in West-Berlin

1968-03-16

My Lai massacre occurs (Vietnam War); 450 die

1969-03-20

US president Nixon proclaims he will end Vietnam war in 1970

1969-04-03

Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird announces that the United States will start to "Vietnamize" the war effort.

1969-04-05

Vietnam War: Massive antiwar demonstrations occur in many U.S. cities.

1969-11-15

250,000 peacefully demonstrate in Wash DC against Vietnam War

1969-11-25

John Lennon returns OBE to protest against UK's support for Vietnam War

1970-05-09

100,000s demonstrate against Vietnam War

1971-04-25

About 200,000 anti-Vietnam War protesters march on Washington

1973-01-23

US President Nixon announces an accord has been reached to end Vietnam War

1973-02-05

Funeral for LC William Nolde, last US soldier killed in Vietnam War

1974-02-05

John Murtha becomes the first Vietnam War veteran elected to the Congress of the United States.

1974-09-16

Pres Ford announces conditional amnesty for US Vietnam War deserters

1975-04-02

Vietnam War: Thousands of civilian refugees flee from the Quang Ngai Province in front of advancing North Vietnamese troops.

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.

1976-07-20

Vietnam War: The US military completes its troop withdrawal from Thailand.

1977-01-21

US President Jimmy Carter pardons almost all Vietnam War draft evaders

1981-06-06

Maya Yang Lin wins competition to design the Vietnam War Memorial

1982-11-13

Vietnam War Memorial dedicated in Washington DC

2000-11-16

Bill Clinton becomes the first U.S. President to visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War.

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Vietnam War - Birthdays
Date Event
1914-09-15

Creighton Abrams, US, army general (Vietnam War)

1916-10-07

Walt Rostow, The Vietnam War: A Descent Into Hell

1922-07-14

Robin Olds, American World War II and Vietnam War ace fighter pilot (d. 2007)

1930-9-08

Cao Ky Nguyen, How the Vietnam War Was Lost

1962-9-16

Mark Lopez, Inside the Vietnam War

1988-04-29

Michael E. Palm, Day Under Fire: Vietnam War

Vietnam War - Deaths
Date Event
1959-07-08

Dale Buisand & Chester Ovnand, 1st Americans killed in Vietnam War

1995-02-09

J William Fulbright, (Sen-D-Ark)/anti-Vietnam War, dies at 89

2003-02-13

Walt Rostow, The Vietnam War: A Descent Into Hell

2006-01-06

Hugh Thompson, Jr., decorated Vietnam War helicopter pilot (b. 1943)

2011-07-23

Cao Ky Nguyen, How the Vietnam War Was Lost

2016-05-01

US anti-Vietnam war priest Daniel Berrigan dies aged 94

2016-10-05

Hanoi Hannah, Vietnam war propaganda radio presenter, dies aged 87


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