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Monk sets self on fire in protest

June 11, 1963 Saigon, South Vietnam Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Đức sets himself on fire in protest of a lack of religious freedom and the persecution of Buddhists in South Vietnam President Ngô Đình Diệm, a Roman Catholic, was within the religious minority of South Vietnam. President Diệm granted favors to Catholics, including land and… Continue reading Monk sets self on fire in protest

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Iconic “Napalm Girl” photo taken after 9-year-old is badly burned in napalm attack

June 8, 1972 Trảng Bàng, Vietnam 9-year-old Phan Thị Kim Phúc is photographed after being a victim of a napalm attack A South Vietnamese pilot mistook a group of fleeing South Vietnamese residents as an enemy group and attacked. The attack killed 4, including two of Kim Phúc’s cousins, and wounding many more. The bombing… Continue reading Iconic “Napalm Girl” photo taken after 9-year-old is badly burned in napalm attack

Executions · Vietnam

Postcard featuring beheading executions

March 7, 1905 Vietnam Two murderers are executed Little is known about the crimes or the execution except what is captioned on this macabre postcard: "Exécution capitale de deux assassins annamites le 7 mars 1905 avant l'abolition de la peine de mort" (Execution of the two Vietnamese murders on 7th March 1905 before the abolition… Continue reading Postcard featuring beheading executions