Over 3 million americans have served in the war, nearly 60,000 are dead, some 150,000 are wounded, and at least 1,000 are missing in action. Vietnam time line chronological timetable of events. Vietnam war causes and events 1887 1978 posted on 18072016 18032020 by h y wheeler this timeline details the main events of the conflict between the usa and vietnam known as the vietnam war and those events that are considered long term and short term causes of the war. Vietnam veterans memorial fund 1235 south clark street, suite 910 arlington va 22202 202. After the exit of the united states in its involvement in the vietnam war, both north and south refreshed the war, declaring the paris peace accord was no longer in effect. Major uprisings, such as the miao rebellion 17951806 and the taiping rebellion 185064, occurred when chinese rulers used military might to suppress the hmong and other ethnic minorities. A richly detailed, daybyday history of significant army, navy, marine corps, and air force events from the vietnam war. Make educational timelines or create a timeline for your company website. However, no other countries acknowledged this government. Start of operation cedar falls, a major ground war effort in which u. This unique book examines the war as it unfolded, yearbyyear, from french colonial days and early u. Provides the complete history of the vietnam war at a glance, with a running timeline that identifies the key events on every page. It moves on to the war s escalation in the 1960s and details the drawdown and defeat in the 1970s. Timeline of the vietnam era vietnam veterans memorial fund.
Nov 10, 20 the arvn had around 60,000 troops left for the defence of their capital. After we posted this article, times readers weighed in with their favorite books on the vietnam war. It spans the period from january 1955 to december 1959. Hue was a major center of conflict because it was a major city in vietnam.
The fate of saigon and south vietnam was quickly sealed, preceded by the final evacuations from the u. Nov, 2019 however, vietnam has more than 1,000 years of recorded history, and it is much more interesting than just the events of the mid20th century. Talk about the different effects the vietnam war had on america, and. To read about the background to these events, see history of vietnam. A surging music scene swept the youths no longer held by conscription, whilst others were submerged in activism, battling the devastating revelations of the vietnam war and protesting race inequality and police brutality. The summer of 1969 events paralleled revolutionary freedom and abuse of power. A timeline of the most important events of the vietnam war. The first volume, setting the stage, was published in 1981, and the final volume, war in the shadows, was published in 1988. November, 1969 the american public learns of the mai lai massacre. A few months later in march the final us troops were removed from vietnam. Usa supported france in order to contain spread of communism. The history is told in a factual timeline sequence consisting of a series of short facts providing a simple method of relating the history and the important events and people who feature in the history timeline. Vietnam war timeline britannica encyclopedia britannica. For a great timeline of the american involvements, see the pbs vietnam online site and their battlefield timeline.
This detailed vietnam war timeline has been researched and compiled by alpha history authors. Check out the 100 most significant events of the last thousand years, an ancient history timeline, world history timelines and more. Mar 2, 1965 nov 1, 1968 chicago convention ends in riots. January 14 gathering of the tribes, first human bein occurs in san francisco, 20,000 attend. Heavy casualties were reported on both sides with 8 american killed and more than 100 wounded. The primary military organizations involved in the war were as follows. For example, pose basic questions to the class that follow a basic history of the vietnam war, including why the united states got involved and the final outcome of the conflict.
The best vietnam war books five books expert recommendations. This is a timeline of vietnamese history, comprising important legal and territorial changes and political events in vietnam and its predecessor states. Major events of the vietnam war timeline timetoast timelines. The vietnam war also known as the second indochina war, and in vietnam as the resistance. The british and german fleets meet 60 miles off the coast of jutland, denmark, in the war s only major encounter between the worlds two largest sea powers. A chronology of war is a lavishly illustrated, allservices chronology of the war serving as both a reference tool and a handsome addition to any military history collection. French indochina is created as an administrative union of tonkin northern heartland of vietnam, cochin china area in vietnam including saigon and mekong delta, and cambodia. Nixon is elected president, promising to end the war in vietnam.
Nov 18, 2008 the timeline of the vietnam war is a blowbyblow account of the controversial war. If you would like to suggest an event or date or this timeline, please contact alpha history 1968. Decisive victory would break a stalemated war in south vietnam. A timeline of important military campaigns and political decisions runs throughout the book, while more specific timelines detail the events highlighted in each. Although phoenix phung hoang program was a crucial element of the post tet 1968 pacification plan, it has subsequently been considered among the most controversial cia s activities during the vietnam war. More than 700,000 people subscribed to the series during its run, and collectively, more than 11 million copies of the books were sold. The united states, france, china, the soviet union, cambodia, laos and other countries would over time become involved in the lengthy war. Dec 15 another 50,000 of the us soldiers in vietnam are scheduled to return home by april 1970, as promised by president nixon.
If you would like to suggest an event or date or this timeline, please contact alpha history 1690. The vietnam war explains the first war america ever lost. This book is widely viewed as the best concise history of the vietnam war. He defeated hubert humphrey democrat and george wallace independent. Books maps movies music quotations trivia about this site. Anh becomes a candidate for school captain and loses. English civil war timeline below is a comprehensive english civil war timeline, featuring the events leading up to the war, the most important battles, and the events signaling the end of the war. The vietnam war, also known as the second indochina war, and in vietnam as the resistance war against america or simply the american war, was a conflict in vietnam, laos, and cambodia from 1 november 1955 to the fall of saigon on 30 april 1975. Representatives of south vietnamese communist forces, north vietnam, south vietnam, and the united states conclude the agreement on ending the war and restoring peace in vietnam in paris. For le duan, the hanoi politburos first secretary, a major battlefield success in 1968 promised a great deal. Ho chi minhs viet minh forces defeat the french at the battle of dien bien phu, effectively ending the 7. Chronology of vietnam war, 19621975 9th marine regiment. The viet cong lost 37,000 men, and the united states loss 2,500 men.
The us state department announces the highest us casualty toll of the vietnam war. Premodern 1 history beginning with the earths formation, through to the beginning of the modern day, fan favorites like ancient egypt. This timeline focuses on some major events of 1968. Explore the timeline and context of the tet offensive, one of the largest military. Research our special sections on diverse subjects ranging from presidential elections to naval history. The book begins with the war s origins after world war ii and discusses the cold war context of the 1950s.
Ho chi minh and the viet minh seize control of northern vietnam and declare independence. Soon the country became officially unified as the socialist republic of vietnam. A detailed timeline of the main events of the vietnam war. It would compel the united states to withdraw its troops. Major events of the vietnam war timeline created by charlieschmidt. They briefly seize control of binh gia, a village only 40 miles from saigon. However, most of them either joined the mass exodus getting out of the city or were too battered and leaderless to fight. Timeline of major events second renaissance wikia fandom. Mar 29, 2020 the vietnam war also known as the second indochina war and the american war in viet nam was an outgrowth of conflicts between the colonizing french forces in vietnam supported by bao dais vietnamese national army vna and the communist forces led by ho chi minh the viet minh and vo nguyen giap. At age 87, jeannette rankin, who as a congresswoman from montana voted against u.
Operation ranchhand1962 to clear vegetation wikipedia info gulf of tonkin 1964. The vietnam war was one of the defining events of the twentieth century, and a formative part of the turbulent 1960s. Timeline of the vietnam war by charlie samuels overdrive. The smothers brothers comedy hour debuts on cbs and soon pushes the boundaries of acceptable broadcast tv content to the limit. Heavy casualties were reported on both sides with 8. Chronology of vietnam war, 19621975 chronology of key marine corps events in vietnam war, 1962 1975 april 9, 1962 the leading elements of marine task unit 79. Second vietnam war second renaissance wikia fandom. Vietcong forces mount a series of attacks across south vietnam. If you would like to suggest an event or date or this timeline, please contact alpha. Tell me about the first book on your list, a rumor of war 1977. The british and german fleets meet 60 miles off the coast of jutland, denmark, in the wars only major encounter between the worlds two largest sea powers. The vietnam war started in the 1950s, according to most historians, though the conflict in southeast asia had its roots in the french colonial period of the 1800s. Nov 6 richard millhouse nixon is elected as the 37th president of the united states.
If you would like to suggest an event or date or this timeline, please contact alpha history. The french lost 10 times more people than the viet minh. The conflict continued until the 2106 taipei peace talks divided the country and declared a ceasefire, though the conflict was technically still ongoing until the third mexicanamerican. Apr 22, 2018 a chronology of key events in the history of vietnam. Although a naval arms race between britain and germany had been one of the causes of world war i, the clash of the battleships is largely indecisive. Readers weighed in on the best books about the vietnam war. These 10 books, in addition to the ones below, were recommended multiple times. Explore our complete time lines of major events in american history as well as world history. This timeline of major events attempts to lay out the most important points in history leading up to the second renaissance. North vietnam undermined the process by making known the details of the peace accord, thus causing embarrassment to both us and south vietnam. Important battles vietnam conflict research guides at. In his state of the union speech, nixon announces that the end of the war in vietnam is a major goal of u. The history timeline of vietnam war november 1, 1955 april 30, 1975 is told in a factual timeline sequence consisting of a series of short facts providing a simple method of relating the relevant, significant events and the famous people who were involved in the vietnam war including the gulf of tonkin incident, the my lai massacre, the pentagon papers and the most famous battles such as the. Key events of the vietnam war 19691973 timeline timetoast.
Kids learn about the history and timeline of the country of vietnam including early civilizations, dynasties, french rule, vietname war, ho chi minh, communism, and current events. It is the only congressional action, other than approving military funding, ever taken during the vietnam war to authorize american actions during the war. A specialized north vietnamese army unit, group 559, is formed to create a supply route from north vietnam to vietcong forces in south vietnam. The vietnam war is officially over for the united states. However, vietnam has more than 1,000 years of recorded history, and it is much more interesting than just the events of the mid20th century. The first major us offensive action of the war is taken by 3000 troopsof the 173rd airborne division and 800. Saigon, south vietnam and small cities in south vietnam.
The timeline of the vietnam war is a blowbyblow account of the controversial war. The following vietnam war timeline is a guide to the complex political and military issues involved in a war that would ultimately claim millions of lives. It spans the period from american escalation to the anti war movement. Regular colour television broadcasts begin on bbc one and itv. The historical impact of scandals can be transient or lasting and profound. The us had lost the vietnam war and also taken a major blow in the cold war. January 1 nixon signs national environmental policy act nepa february timothy leary sentenced to 10 years for texasmex marijuana bust. They attacked major vietnam cities, like saigon, and took over major buildings for a short period. The timeline of the vietnam war world history timeline. This post is a comprehensive timeline of the cold war, from the origins of the russianamerican conflict following world war two to the final dissolution of the soviet union and the fall of the berlin wall at the end of the 20th century. Known as the second indochina war, the vietnam war officially begins when the u. Air force base in the ia drang valley, pleiku, south vietnam.
American history and world history can be found at historycental historys home on the web. Events world events 880 chapter 26 the vietnam war chapter the vietnam war section 1 going to war in vietnam section 2 vietnam divides the nation section 3 the war winds down 19541975 1955 1960 1965 1955 u. The resolution provides president johnson with a blank check to take whatever action he deems appropriate in south vietnam. The significance of this event is that the viet cong made a surprise attack on the new year. American jets bomb two naval bases, and destroy a major oil facility. Vietnam war major events timeline by cydnei longden on prezi. The timeline of the vietnam war is a blowbyblow account of this 10,000day conflict and the effect of the war on the united states. In april of 1975 south vietnam surrendered to north vietnam. This timeline offers a sample of newsworthy happenings from the 1960s. Vietnamese forces occupy the french command post at dien bien. The vietnam war also known as the second indochina war and the american war in viet nam was an outgrowth of conflicts between the colonizing french forces in vietnam supported by bao dais vietnamese national army vna and the communist forces led. The events used in this interactive timeline were chosen on the basis of importance at the time. The importance of the vietnam wars tet offensive war on. Nov 16 nixon again makes the pledge to withdraw another 35,000 us soldiers out of the war in vietnam.
The top 30 vietnam war books to read this winter historynet. A timeline of events leading up to and surrounding the battle of ong thanh and the protests that broke out on the campus of the university of wisconsin madison in october of 1967. Democratic republic of vietnam formed japan surrendered. This vietnam war timeline has been compiled by alpha history authors. The war in vietnamits beginning marked by the first death of an american serviceman reported on december 22nd, 1961becomes the longest war in american history. March 1, 1966 a program for the pacification and longterm development of vietnam provn, a study commissioned by the u. The vietnam experience was published as a 25volume illustrated history of the vietnam war. Heres a look at nine of the biggest political scandals in u. The second vietnam war was a protracted armed conflict that began in 2102 with the invasion of vietnam by the united statesled coalition to restore the democratically elected government of nguyen tan luong. Premodern 1 history beginning with the earths formation, through to the beginning of the modern day, fan favorites like ancient egypt, babylon, harappa, rome, and aksum make their debuts. The first moratorium to end the war in vietnam, a series of. The first american fatality was in 1956 when an offduty airman was shot by a colleague for talking to some children. Ho chi minh proclaimed the independence of the democratic republic of vietnam with hanoi as the capital and ho chi minh as its president.
Timeline of americas wars roswell remembers memorial day. Though peace talks have reached an impasse, secretary of defense melvin laird announces that vietnamization is working and that there will be further troop withdrawals. Vietnam war timeline learn with flashcards, games, and more for free. Learn about vietnam war protests, the tet offensive, the my lai massacre, the.
Jun 23 vietnam is recognized as the longest war the united states of america has been in, ever. French defeat at the battle of dien bien phu falls. The vietnam archive operations database is an excellent source for information about all operations. In june, 23,000 american advisers committed to combat.
Dates and events our i nteresting vietnam war timeline continues with more facts for kids that are detailed below. Describes the dramatic key events, incluiding the political, economic, and social angles on the war. Vietnam s people and economy were devastated by the process of decolonization and decades of war, but today, the country is well on its way to recovery. The vietnam war was one of the defining events of the twentieth century. The vietnam war share book recommendations with your.
A 73yearold monk immolates himself while sitting at a major city intersection in protest, leading other buddhists to follow suit in. South vietnamese marines launch their first major operation against the. In my mind its one of the first really wellwritten books that describe the moral ambiguities and difficulties faced by a young marine officer in this particular war. Despite this gesture, us troops continue to arrive in vietnam. French indochina is created as an administrative union of tonkin northern heartland of vietnam, cochin china area in vietnam including saigon and mekong delta, and. There was a battle around the city in an attemt for both the south vietnam army and the arvn forces. It lists significant events in cambodia, particularly those related to the conflict in vietnam. July 1969 president nixon orders the first of many u. Philip caputo was a marine who later became a very wellknown journalist.1430 1360 104 1377 1212 887 763 1373 1246 1343 1216 1073 1022 1048 91 803 1086 996 204 286 1017 782 76 1123 391 1016 1184 1097 388 1352 668 287 1364 1125 1007 377 325 1336 1446 1081