Chronology of Saigon
Nghia M. Vo
+ ? Baigaur (Cham village)

+ ?1100 Prey Nokor (Khmer village)

+ 1623 Marriage of Vietnamese princess and Khmer King Chettha II
First Vietnamese outpost at Prey Nokor

+ 1647 Alexandre de Rhodes designed the quoc ngu

+ 1698 Gia Dinh Thanh (Vietnamese village)

+ 1777-1802 Revolt of the Tay Son

+ 1789-1793 Nguyen Hue became Emperor Quang Trung
Battles of Gia Dinh 1778, 1779, 1782, 1783

+ 1790-1802 Saigon, Nguyen Anh's capital

+ 1802 First reunification of Vietnam by Nguyen Anh (Gia Long)
Hue, capital of the Nguyen.

+ 1820-1833 Le Van Duyet, Governor of Saigon

+ 1833-1835 Revolt of Le Van Khoi

+ 1859 February 17: Saigon taken by French-Spanish forces.

+ 1862 June 5: treaty of Saigon

+ 1867 Death of Phan Thanh Gian
Vietnam loses six southern provinces (Cochinchina)
Revolt of the Nghia Quan

+ 1944 Bao Dai proclaimed Vietnam's independence

+ 1949 State of Vietnam with Bao Dai as Head of State

+ 1954-1955 One million northerners escaped to Saigon and the South

+ 1955-1963 Ngo Dinh Diem, President Republic of Vietnam

+ 1967-1975 Nguyen Van Thieu, President

+ 1968 Tet Offensive

+ 1975 Fall of Saigon

+ 1975-1992 Largest sea diaspora in the world

+ 1976 HCMC

+ 2007 Opening of new International gate of Tan Son Nhut International Airport