Vietnam Timeline

Events

Dien Bien Phu

May 7, 1954

Geneva Accords Signed by France

July 21, 1954

US Supports Diem

1955

Dwight D. Eisenhower is reelected to a second term as President of the United States.

November, 1956

Guerrilla War

1957

Beginning of Communist insurgency in the South.

1957

Group 559

1959

Kennedy Elected

November 8, 1960

Diem Survives Assassination Attempt

February 27, 1962

Diem Government Overthrown

November 2, 1963

Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

August 10, 1964

200,000 American combat troops arrive in South Vietnam.

1965

Vietcong attack on Pleiku

February 7, 1965

My Lai Massacre

March 16, 1968

Johnson doesn't run for Reelection

March 31, 1968

Tet Offensive

September 23, 1968

Operation Rolling Thunder

November 1, 1968

Ho Chi Minh Dies

1969

Kent State Massacre

May 4, 1970

Pentagon Papers Published

June 30, 1971

Paris Peace Accords

January 27 1973

Fall of Saigon

April 30, 1975