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The following events took place on this date in Vietnam War History. We have gathered this information from sources deemed to be accurate. If you find any mistakes please contact us

This timeline is meant to keep track of what was both happening on the battlefield, politically and at home in the USA during the Vietnam war.


A Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist monk, killed himself in protest of the persecution by Diems govt of buddhists. The monk, named Hoa thuong Thich Quang Duc burned himself to death in an intersection in Saigon. An AP photographer captured the image which would make the front page of almost every major periodical worldwide.


Gen Nguyen Van Thieu & Air Marshall Ky assumed control in South Vietnam, outing the govt previously ruled by Quat.


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