Japan invades Vietnam.
United States pledges $15 million worth of military aid to France to fight Vietnam
North Vietnamese fired directly upon two U.S. ships in international waters.
U.S. aerial bombing campaign of North Vietnam begins
first U.S. combat troops arrive in Vietnam
North Vietnam launched Tet Offensive and attacked 100 South Vietnamese cities and towns.
U.S. soldiers kill hundreds of Vietnamese civilians in the town of Mai Lai.
U.S. troops in Vietnam reaches 540,000.
President Nixon ordered U.S troops to withdraw.
The Paris Peace Accords are signed that provide a cease-fire.
Last of U.S troops withdraw
North Vietnam launches a massive assault on South Vietnam.
South Vietnam surrenders to the communists.
Vietnam is unified as a communist country.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. is dedicated.
"Vietnam War Timeline." About.com 20th Century History. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Apr. 2013.