First U.S. troop withdrawal announced after American military personnel in Vietnam reach peak strength of 543,400 in April.
President Nixon begins withdrawal of U.S. troops from Vietnam.
March Against Death in Washington, D.C.
Lieutenant William Calley charged with murder of civilians at My Lai.
Troop withdrawal leaves 475,200 U.S. military personnel still active in Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh dies.
Nationwide antiwar protests (October).
Provisional Revolutionary Government (PRG) formed by Vietcong.
U.S. begins bombing North Vietnamese bases in Cambodia.
Occupation of Alcatraz Island by Native Americans begins.
Supreme Court rules that public schools must end racial segregation.
Chappaquidick scandal: female passenger drowns when Senator Edward Kennedy's car veers off a bridge.New York City police raid a popular gay bar, igniting the Stonewall Riot (June 27).