On This Day

October 15, 2008: Two Journalists Worked For State-Owned Media Sentenced After Exposing Major Corruption

October 15, 2008: Two Journalists Worked For State-Owned Media Sentenced After Exposing Major Corruption
Members Public

Son Nguyen
Son Nguyen
On This Day
October 9, 2009: Six Peaceful Activists Sentenced For Pro-Democracy Activities

October 9, 2009: Six Peaceful Activists Sentenced For Pro-Democracy Activities
Members Public

What happened?On this day, 12 years ago, a group of six democracy activists was sentenced to prison, with sentences ranging from two years to six years in prison, in addition to various months or years of house arrest. Their sentences prompted criticism from many international organizations, such as Human

Son Nguyen
Son Nguyen
On This Day
July 24, 2012: China Establishes Sansha City, Intensifying The Maritime Conflict With Vietnam

July 24, 2012: China Establishes Sansha City, Intensifying The Maritime Conflict With Vietnam
Members Public

What happened?On July 24, 2012, China established a prefecture-level city called Sansha City (in Vietnamese: Thành phố Tam Sa) under Hainan Province, the most important strategic location for China to push territorial claims in the South China Sea [1]. Sansha City covers 800,000 square miles of China’s

Son Nguyen
Son Nguyen
On This Day
June 21, 1925: Vietnam Revolutionary Press Day

June 21, 1925: Vietnam Revolutionary Press Day
Members Public

What is this day about?Almost a century ago, a newspaper called Thanh Nien published its first issue[1]. Prior to the existence of Thanh Nien, other newspapers were existing in Vietnam. But Thanh Nien was not just any newspaper. It was a newspaper founded by Ho Chi Minh – the

Son Nguyen
Son Nguyen
On This Day
June 16, 1954: Ngo Dinh Diem Appointed Prime Minister Of The State Of Vietnam

June 16, 1954: Ngo Dinh Diem Appointed Prime Minister Of The State Of Vietnam
Members Public

The “On This Day” series introduces contemporary Vietnamese history of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries by explaining political events that occurred today in the past. What happened?On this day, 67 years ago, Ngo Dinh Diem was tapped to be the prime minister of the State of Vietnam. His appointer

Son Nguyen
Son Nguyen
On This Day
June 11, 1963: The Internationally Shocking Self-Immolation Of Buddhist Monk Thich Quang Duc

June 11, 1963: The Internationally Shocking Self-Immolation Of Buddhist Monk Thich Quang Duc
Members Public

The “On This Day” series aims to introduce contemporary Vietnamese history of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries by explaining political events that occurred on this day in the past. What happened?On the morning of June 11, 1963, an elder Buddhist monk emerged from more than 300 monks protesting on

Son Nguyen
Son Nguyen
On This Day
June 5, 2011 – The Beginning Of The Longest Anti-China Protest Movement In Vietnam

June 5, 2011 – The Beginning Of The Longest Anti-China Protest Movement In Vietnam
Members Public

Our newest section on The Vietnamese Magazine, the “On This Day” series, aims to introduce contemporary Vietnamese history of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries by explaining political events that occurred today in the past. What happened on June 5, 2011?Public demonstrations and protests are sporadic in Vietnam. But on

Son Nguyen
Son Nguyen
On This Day