Vietnam 1959-1975

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Japanese invasion in Vietnam

september 1940

Japan invades Vietnam.

UNITED STATES AID TO FRANCE

July 1950

United States pledges $15 million worth of military aid to France to fight Vietnam

Gulf of Tonkin Incident

9/2/1964

North Vietnamese fired directly upon two U.S. ships in international waters.

Operation Rolling Thunder

3/2/1965

U.S. aerial bombing campaign of North Vietnam begins

U.S troops enter Vietnam

3/8/1965

first U.S. combat troops arrive in Vietnam

Tet Offensive

1/30/1968

North Vietnam launched Tet Offensive and attacked 100 South Vietnamese cities and towns.

Vietnamese civilians Slaughtered

3/16/1968

U.S. soldiers kill hundreds of Vietnamese civilians in the town of Mai Lai.

U.S. troops Booming

December 1968

U.S. troops in Vietnam reaches 540,000.

Troops withdraw

July 1969

President Nixon ordered U.S troops to withdraw.

Peace Treaty provided cease-fire

1/27/1973

The Paris Peace Accords are signed that provide a cease-fire.

No U.S troops left in Vietnam

3/29/1973

Last of U.S troops withdraw

North Vietnam eliberates South Vietnam

March 1975

North Vietnam launches a massive assault on South Vietnam.

South Vietnam surrenders

4/30/1975

South Vietnam surrenders to the communists.

Vietnam is unified

07/02/1976

Vietnam is unified as a communist country.

Vietnam Memerial

11/13/1982

Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. is dedicated.

Citation

4/15/13

"Vietnam War Timeline." About.com 20th Century History. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Apr. 2013.