The French looking for more material possessions and money colonized Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh creates the Democratic Republic of Vietnam on September 2nd, 1945.
Famous battle where the Viet Minh take out 167 French aircrafts and make an impressive win.
Geneva Accords splits Vietnam into North - communist and South - anticommunist.
Air Force Sgt. Richard B. Fitzgibbon Jr. was murdered by another American airman in the Vietnam War.
Major battle between South Vietnam and the US creating a major win for the Viet Cong.
In act of protest over the South Vietnam's government's treatment of Buddhists, Thich Quang Duc lit himself on fire and burned to death in lotus position.
After the Watergate burglars and fear of certain impeachment, Nixon officially resigns.
On April 30th, was the capture of Saigon (located in South Vietnam) captured by the Viet Cong.
The Vietnam Memorial opens seven years after the war ends.