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May 7
In 1954, the 55-day Battle of Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam ended with Vietnamese insurgents overrunning French forces.
In 1975, President Ford formally declared an end to the Vietnam era. In Ho Chi Minh City - formerly Saigon - the Viet Cong staged a rally to celebrate their takeover.
In 1984, a $180 million out-of-court settlement was announced in the Agent Orange class-action suit brought by Vietnam veterans who charged they had suffered injury from exposure to the defoliant.
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