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Dec 21
1937
Jane Fonda (New York City-born Actress) Jane Fonda Actors Film Vietnam War
Oct 30
1945
John F. Baker (Iowa-born American Soldier Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor) Iowa Military Figures Vietnam War Congressional Medal of Honor
Sep 30
1948
W. D. Ehrhart (Pennsylvania-born Author) W. D. Ehrhart Vietnam War

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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
Sep 2
1969
Ho Chi Minh (President of Vietnam) Ho Chi Minh Vietnam War History Channel
Nov 13
1990
Le Duc Tho (Vietnamese-born 1973 Nobel Laureate for Peace) Le Duc Tho Vietnam War 1973 Nobel Laureate for Peace

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Sep 26
1945
Lt. Col. Peter Dewey, Is First U.S. Soldier Killed in Vietnam Vietnam War Death Historic Firsts History Channel
Sep 3
1950
A 35-Man U.S. Military Assistance Advisory Group Arrives in Saigon, Vietnam Vietnam France Vietnam War History Channel
Sep 8
1954
Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) Is Established President Dwight Eisenhower Vietnam War Cold War History Channel
Oct 24
1954
Eisenhower Pledges Support to South Vietnam Vietnam President Eisenhower Vietnam War History Channel
Oct 22
1957
13 Americans Are Wounded as Terrorist Guerillas Attack U.S. Installations in Saigon Vietnam Vietnam War Terrorism History Channel
Sep 16
1960
U.S. Ambassador in Saigon Warns That Situation is Worsening Vietnam U.S. Government Vietnam War History Channel
Dec 20
1960
National Liberation Front (NLF) Forms in North Vietnam Vietnam Vietnam War History Channel
Oct 1
1961
South Vietnam Requests a Bilateral Defense Treaty with the United States Vietnam President John Kennedy Vietnam War History Channel
Nov 16
1961
President Kennedy Increases Military Aid to South Vietnam President John Kennedy Vietnam War History Channel
Dec 11
1961
First Direct U.S. Military Support Arrives in Vietnam Vietnam War History Channel
Dec 14
1961
Kennedy Announces Intent to Increase Aid to South Vietnam President John F. Kennedy Vietnam War History Channel
Sep 10
1963
Fact Finders Provide President Kennedy Mixed Signals on Vietnam Vietnam President John F. Kennedy Vietnam War History Channel
Nov 24
1963
Lyndon Johnson Continues Military and Economic Support to South Vietnam President Lyndon Johnson Vietnam War History Channel
Nov 26
1963
President Lyndon Johnson Issues National Security Action Memorandum #273 Committing U.S. Support for the Government of South Vietnam Vietnam President Lyndon Johnson Vietnam War Asian Historyl
Dec 3
1964
Police Arrest 800 Students Staging a Sit-In at the Administration Building of the University of California at Berkeley Berkeley, California Education Vietnam War Civil Rights University of California at Berkeley New York Times
Dec 5
1964
An Army Captain Is Awarded the First Medal of Honor for the Vietnam War Vietnam War Historic Firsts History Channel
Aug 19
1965
U.S. Forces Destroy Viet Cong Stronghold near Van Tuong Vietnam War The HistoryNet
Oct 15
1965
New York, Pacifist David Miller Is the First U.S. War Protestor to Burn His Draft Card New York Crime Law & Legal Resources First Amendment Vietnam War History Channel
Nov 24
1965
U.S. Vietnam Casualty Rates Hit New Highs: 710 Dead over Past Two Weeks Vietnam War Death History Channel
Dec 7
1965
Lyndon Johnson Is Advised More U.S. Troops to Be Needed in Vietnam President Lyndon Johnson Vietnam War The History Channel
Jan 31
1966
U.S. President Lyndon Johnson Orders Renewed Bombing of North Vietnamese Targets President Lyndon Johnson War Asian History
Nov 1
1966
Eight Die As Viet Cong Bomb Saigon Vietnam War Death BBC
Nov 8
1966
Lawrence Joel's Actions Will Make Him First Living African-American Medal of Honor Vietnam War African-American History US Army Historic Firsts History Channel
Dec 8
1966
North Vietnam Rejects President Johnson's Prisoner Exchange Proposal President Lyndon Johnson Vietnam War History Channel
Jan 10
1967
Lyndon Johnson Asks for Vietnam War Tax Surcharge in State of the Union Address to Congress President Lyndon Johnson United States Congress Vietnam War Taxes Johnson Presidential Library
Aug 26
1967
George E. Day Is Shot Down and Captured in North Vietnam George E. Day Vietnam War Medal of Honor History Channel
Aug 31
1967
U.S. Senate Committee Calls for Increased Bombing in Vietnam U.S. Congress Vietnam War The History Channel
Sep 21
1967
1,200 Thai Troops Arrive in Saigon Thailand Vietnam War History Channel
Oct 12
1967
Anti-War Protestors Interrupt a Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Drill at the University of Delaware Delaware Education Education Propaganda Vietnam War University of Delaware State of Delaware
Oct 18
1967
65 People Are Injured When Police Clash with Antiwar Demonstrators on the Campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, Wisconsin Crime First Amendment Vietnam War Wisconsin Historical Society
Oct 20
1967
Thousands Protest the Vietnam War in Berkeley, California California Vietnam War BBC
Oct 21
1967
Nearly 100,000 Gather in Washington, D.C. to Protest the Vietnam War Washington, D.C. The Vietnam War History Channel
Nov 11
1967
Viet Cong Release Three U.S. Prisoners of War Vietnam War History Channel
Nov 29
1967
Robert S. McNamara Resigns as the U.S. Secretary of Defense Lyndon Johnson Vietnam War History Channel
Jan 15
1968
Sgt. Dwight Johnson Is first Serviceman from Michigan to Earn the Medal of Honor During the Vietnam War Detroit Military Figures Vietnam War American Military Figures State of Michigan
Jan 16
1968
Soldier from Detroit First from Michigan to Earn the Medal of Honor in Vietnam Detroit Military Figures Congressional Medal of Honor Vietnam War State of Michigan
Jan 21
1968
Battle for Khe Sanh Begins Vietnam War History Channel
Jan 29
1968
President Johnson Asks for Tax Increases & Additional Funding for Vietnam War President Lyndon Johnson Taxes Vietnam War History Channel
Jan 30
1968
Viet Cong & North Vietnamese Launch Tet (New Year) Offensive Vietnam War History Channel
Jan 31
1968
Viet Cong Seize the U.S. Embassy in Saigon for 6 Hours Vietnam War History Channel
First Two Days of Tet Offensive Leave 5,000 Dead Vietnam War Death BBC
Aug 21
1968
Texas Soldier Earns the Congressional Medal of Honor Giving His Life in Vietnam Texas Military Figures Vietnam War American Military Figures Death Texas State Historical Society
Aug 28
1968
War Protesters Riot at Democratic Convention in Chicago Chicago Politics Vietnam War History Channel
Sep 20
1968
U.S. Defends Use of Defoliants in Vietnam Vietnam War Chemistry The History Channel
Oct 27
1968
6,000 Demonstrate Against Vietnam War Outside the US Embassy in London London Vietnam War Human Rights BBC
Oct 31
1968
President Johnson Announces Vietnam Bombing Halt Five Days Before Presidential Elections Lyndon Johnson The American Presidency The Vietnam War History Channel
Nov 6
1968
Vietnam War Peace Talks Begin in Paris Paris Vietnam War Asian History
Nov 26
1968
Air Force Helicopter Pilot Earns the Congressional Medal Honor with Special Forces Rescue Vietnam War Aviation Military History Congressional Medal of Honor History Channel
Jan 16
1969
All Parties Agree to Initiate Vietnam War Peace Talks Vietnam War U.S. Department of State
Jan 20
1969
Richard Nixon Is Inaugurated As 37th President of the United States President Richard Nixon Vietnam War History Channel
Sep 5
1969
Lt. William Calley Charged for My Lai Massacre in Vietnam My Lai Massacre Law & Legal Resources History Channel
Sep 9
1969
Ho Chi Minh Is Buried in Hanoi Ho Chi Minh Vietnam War History Channel
Sep 16
1969
Nixon Announces Withdrawal of 35,000 Troops from Vietnam Richard Nixon Vietnam War History Channel
Sep 23
1969
Chicago 8 Trial Begins Chicago The Chicago 8 Vietnam War Law and Legal Resources History Channel
Oct 15
1969
Peace Activists Demonstrate Across the United States Vietnam War History Channel BBC
Oct 19
1969
VP Agnew States War Protesters Are ''an effete corps of impudent snobs'' President Richard Nixon Vietnam War The New York Times
Nov 12
1969
Seymour Hersh Breaks the Story of the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam My Lai Massacre Seymour Hersh Journalism Vietnam War War Crimes Writer's Almanac History Channel
Nov 15
1969
250,000 Demonstrate Peacefully Against the Vietnam War Washington, D.C. Vietnam War History Channel New York Times
Nov 20
1969
Seymour Hersh Reveals More of My Lai Massacre Story Seymour Hersh My Lai Massacre Journalism History Channel
Nov 24
1969
U.S. Army Announces Lt. William Calley Will Be Tried for My Lai Massacre My Lai Massacre War Crimes Law and Legal Resources History Channel
Dec 1
1969
U.S. Government Holds First Draft Lottery Since World War II Vietnam War New York Times University of Georgia
Dec 8
1969
President Nixon Declares Vietnam War Is Ending President Richard Nixon Vietnam War History Channel
Dec 15
1969
Nixon Announces 50,000 U.S. Troops to Leave Vietnam by April 15, 1970 Vietnam War President Richard Nixon History Channel
Dec 21
1969
Thailand Announces It Will Withdraw 12,000 Troops from South Vietnam Thailand Vietnam War History Channel
Jan 26
1970
Navy Lt. Everett Alvarez Jr. Spends 2,000th Day in Captivity as SE Asia POW The Vietnam War Prisoners of War History Channel
Aug 19
1970
Cambodia and U.S. Sign $40M Military Aid Agreement Cambodia Business & Economics Vietnam War History Channel
Aug 24
1970
Anti-war Extremists' Bomb Kills University of Wisconsin's Army Researcher Wisconsin Vietnam War Terrorism Death Wisconsin Historical Society
Sep 1
1970
Senate Defeats McGovern-Hatfield Deadline for Vietnam Troop Withdrawal U.S. Senate Vietnam War The History Channel
Oct 7
1970
President Nixon Proposes 5-point Plan for Peace in Vietnam Richard Nixon Vietnam War History Channel
Oct 8
1970
The Communist Delegation in Paris Rejects President Richard Nixon's Peace Proposal Presaident Richard Nixon Vietnam War I History Channel
Oct 12
1970
President Nixon Announces Another Round of Troop Withdrawals President Nixon Vietnam War History Channel
Nov 9
1970
U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Massachusetts Challenge of Vietnam War Massachusetts Vietnam War U.S. Supreme Court The History Channel
Nov 10
1970
For First Week in Five Years No U.S. Casualties Reported in Vietnam Vietnam War History Channel
Dec 10
1970
The Defense Opens Its Case in the My Lai Massacre Murder Trial of Lt. William Calley The Trial of Lt. William Calley Begins My Lai Massacre War Crimes History Channel
Dec 14
1970
In the My Lai Massacre Trial, Testimony Indicates Orders Were Given to Exterminate the Village Vietnam War Law and Legal Resources War Crimes Florida Historical Society
Jan 12
1971
Reverend Philip F. Berrigan Is Indicted for Conspiracy with Harrisburg Six Vietnam War U.S. Government Law and Legal Resources History Channel
Aug 18
1971
Australia and New Zealand Announce Troop Withdrawal from Vietnam Australia New Zealand Vietnam War History Channel
Aug 20
1971
FBI Begins Investigation of Daniel Schorr for Criticizing Vietnam War Daniel Schorr Vietnam War Journalism First Amendment of the Constitution Federal Bureau of Investigation
Aug 21
1971
Antiwar Protesters Raid Buffalo, NY & Camden, NJ Draft Board Offices Camden, New Jersey Buffalo, New York Vietnam War The Buffalonian
Nov 12
1971
President Richard Nixon Sets February 1, 1972, as the Deadline for the Withdrawal of an Additional 45,000 U.S. Troops. President Richard Nixon Vietnam War History Channel
Jan 13
1972
Nixon Announces 70,000 U.S. Troops to Leave Vietnam over Next Three Months President Nixon Vietnam War U.S. Army
Jan 17
1972
President Nixon Warns South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu in a Private Letter Nguyen Van Thieu President Nixon Vietnam War History Channel
Jan 25
1972
President Nixon Reveals Secret Peace Negotiations with North Vietnamese Henry Kissinger President Richard Nixon Vietnam War History Channel
Jan 26
1972
North Vietnam Rejects U.S. Peace Proposal The Vietnam War History Channel
Aug 19
1972
Democratic Candidate McGovern Attacks Nixon's Policy in Vietnam Richard Nixon American Presidency Vietnam War Politics History Channel
Aug 22
1972
3,000 Anti-war Demonstrators Disrupt the Republican National Convention in Miami Florida 1972 Republican Presidential Convention Vietnam War History Channel
Sep 17
1972
Hanoi Releases First POWs in Three Years Vietnam War Prisoners of War History Channel
Oct 12
1972
Racial Violence Breaks Out On Board the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk Vietnam War Racism Naval History History Channel
Oct 22
1972
South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu Rejects U.S-Bargained Peace Plan Nguyen Van Thieu Vietnam War History Channel
Oct 25
1972
President Nixon Suspends Bombing of North Vietnam Richard Nixon Vietnam War The History Channel
Oct 26
1972
Nixon Security Advisor, Henry Kissinger, Declares Peace Is At Hand in Vietnam Richard Nixon Henry Kissinger Vietnam War New York Times
Nov 23
1972
Vietnam Peace Talks Stalled in Paris Paris Vietnam War History Channel
Dec 13
1972
Vietnam Peace Negotiations Are Hopelessly Deadlocked Vietnam War History Channel
Dec 18
1972
U.S. B-52 Bombers Begin "Operation Linebacker Two" the Largest Aerial Blitz of the Vietnam War Vietnam War Aviation Military History Writer's Almanac History Channel
Dec 24
1972
In Saigon, Bob Hope Gives His Last Show for Members of the U.S. Armed Services Bob Hope War in Vietnam History Channel
Dec 30
1972
The United States Halts Its Heavy Bombing of North Vietnam Vietnam War Aviation Military History New York Times Asian History
Officials in Washington, D.C. Announce Vietnam War Peace Talks Will Resume in Paris on January 2 Washington, D.C. Vietnam War History Channel
Dec 31
1972
U.S. and Communist Negotiators Prepare to Resume Vietnam War Peace Talks in Paris on January 2 Paris, France Vietnam War History Channel
Jan 15
1973
President Nixon Suspends Military Attacks into North Vietnam Presient Richard Nixon Vietnam War The History Channel BBC
Jan 23
1973
President Nixon Announces Vietnam Peace Agreement Reached in Paris President Richard Nixon Vietnam Peace Accords History Channel
Jan 27
1973
9-point Vietnam Cease-fire Agreement Signed in Paris Paris Vietnam War History Channel
Jan 28
1973
Vietnam Cease-fire Agreement Goes into Effect Vietnam War History Channel
Oct 16
1973
Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho Are Selected as Nobel Laureates for Peace Henry Kissinger Le Duc Tho Vietnam War 1973 Nobel Peace Prize History Channel
Dec 10
1973
Vietnamese Foreign Minister, Le Duc Tho (refused), and U.S. Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, Are Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Le Duc Tho Henry Kissinger Vietnam War 1973 Nobel Peace Prize Asian History
Jan 29
1974
Fighting Continues in South Vietnam Despite Cease Fire Vietnam War History Channel
Sep 16
1974
President Ford Offers Amnesty for Vietnam War Deserters and Draft Evaders President Ford Vietnam War New York Times
Jan 21
1977
President Jimmy Carter Pardons Most Vietnam War Draft Dodgers Jimmy Carter Vietnam War PBS History Channel University of Georgia
Nov 10
1982
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Opens to the Public in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Vietnam War New York Times
Nov 11
1988
Georgia's Vietnam War Memorial Is Dedicated in Atlanta Georgia Vietnam War University of Georgia
Sep 26
1992
The Minnesota Vietnam Veterans Memorial Is Dedicated in St. Paul St. Paul, Minnesota Vietnam War Minnesota Historical Society
Nov 11
1993
Vietnam Women's Memorial Dedicated in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Women Vietnam Women's Memorial Vietnam War New York Times

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