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25 Jun
1950: UN condemns North Korean invasion

04 Jan
1951: Communist forces to re-take Seoul

03 Jul
1951: Ridgway agrees to ceasefire talks

10 Feb
1955: US evacuates Pacific islands

03 Aug
1957: Rahman to lead independent Malaya

28 Jul
1965: US orders 50,000 troops to Vietnam

07 Feb
1966: Hawaii hosts US-Vietnamese summit

31 May
1966: Vietnam Buddhist burns to death

16 Oct
1967: Joan Baez arrested in Vietnam protest

31 Jan
1968: Americans alarmed by 'Tet Offensive'

27 Oct
1968: Police clash with anti-war protesters

15 Oct
1969: Millions march in US Vietnam Moratorium

29 Mar
1971: Calley guilty of My Lai massacre

15 Jan
1973: Nixon orders ceasefire in Vietnam

23 Jan
1973: Nixon announces Vietnam peace deal

31 May
1973: US Senate stops Cambodia bombing

04 Feb
1973: Vietnam observers' struggle for peace

30 Apr
1975: Saigon surrenders

24 May
1975: Journalists leave fallen Saigon

23 May
1977: Dutch children held hostage

08 Jan
1979: Vietnam forces Khmer Rouge retreat

17 Feb
1979: China invades Vietnam

26 Oct
1979: South Korean President killed

27 Jul
1982: Seychelles coup leader guilty of hijack

01 Sep
1983: Korean airliner 'shot down'

07 Feb
1987: S Korea clashes over student death

15 Oct
1987: Fiji one step closer to a republic

06 Aug
1995: Japan mourns Hiroshima anniversary

20 Sep
1999: UN force arrives in East Timor

12 Oct
2002: Dozens killed in Bali nightclub explosion

31 Oct
2003: End of Mahathir era in Malaysia


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