Vietnam Timeline

Events

Ho Declares Independence of Vietnam

1945

First American Dies in Vietnam

1945

Negotiations Between French and Vietminh Breakdown

1946

Vietminh Move North of Hanoi

1947

US Pledges $15M to Aid French

1950

French Defeated at Dien Bien Phu

1954

Geneva Convention Begins

1954

Diem Becomes President of Republic of Vietnam

1955

Terrorist Bombings Rock Saigon

1957

North Vietnam Imposes Universal Military Conscription

1960

US Military Employs Agent Orange

1962

President Kennedy Assassinated in Dallas

1963

Gulf of Tonkin Incident

1964

Martin Luther King Speaks Out Against War

1967

Robert Kennedy Assassinated

1968

MLK Slain in Memphis

1968

Ho Chi Minh Dies at Age 79

1969

Nixon Begins Secret Bombing of Cambodia

1969

Kent State Incident

1970

Break-In at Watergate Hotel

1972

Last American Troops Leave Vietnam

1973

Vietnam War ends

1975