June 1, 1945
The French split Vietnam into two countries, the State of Vietnam in the South, ruled by puppet emperor Bao Dai, and Ho Chi Minh's Democratic Republic of China in the North.
August 28, 1963
Martin Luther King's march on Washington.
April 4, 1968
Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.
March 8, 1983
President Reagan spoke out against Communism, calling the Soviet Union an "evil empire." In his speechhe defined the conflict between Communism and the West as a moral conflict.