c. 300 BCE — According to much later sources, the area of present-day Hanoi formed part of the Giao Chỉ region of Van Lang c. 258 BCE — The Âu Việt, united under the Shu emigrant Shu Pan ( ), invade and conquer Van Lang Thục Phán Qin Empire Edit
204 BCE — Zhao Tuo declares his realm the independent kingdom of
Nanyue ( ) Nam Việt 196 BCE —
Lu Jia secures the nominal submission of Nanyue to Han 179 BCE — By this point, Nanyue's lands in the Red River valley have been organized as the commandery of Jiaozhi ( ) Giao Chỉ Han Empire Edit Song Empire Edit Tang Empire Edit Medieval period Edit
1225 — City becomes capital of the
Trần Dynasty. 1258, 1285 and 1288 — the city had been sacked and burned by Mongol. All previous constructions were destroyed as the city was rebuilt later.
15th century —
Temple of the Jade Mountain and Quán Sứ Temple built. 1408 — City renamed
Dōngguān ( Chinese: , "Eastern Gateway"; 東 關 Đông Quan in Vietnamese) by the Chinese Ming Dynasty. 1428 — City renamed
Đông Kinh ( Chinese: , as known by Westerners as 東 京 Tonkin. 1573 — "Foggy Lake" renamed
West Lake. 1615 —
Trấn Quốc Pagoda relocated to West Lake. 1656 —
Láng Temple renovated. 1686 —
Perfume Pagoda expanded. 1730s — Trúc Lâm Palace built at
Trúc Bạch Lake. 1802 — Vietnamese capital relocated to
Huế. Most royal palaces were destroyed during the previous Tay Son rebellion (1771—1789). 1812 —
Flag Tower built. 1831 — City renamed Hà Nội ( 河 内, "Between Rivers" or "River Interior") by Nguyễn emperor Minh Mạng. French occupation (19th-20th c.) Edit Japanese occupation Edit French reoccupation Edit Democratic Republic of Vietnam Edit
College of Foreign Languages founded. 1956 —
Vietnam School of Music, University of Agriculture and Forestry, and Hanoi University of Science and Technology established. 1958
1962 — National Archives Center #1 established.
 1965 — Residents begin evacuating city on threat of
airstrikes by United States forces. 1966
Aerial bombing by U.S.; air battles between U.S. and North Vietnamese forces.
  D67 underground command bunker installed at Kinh Thien Palace.  1968 —
Hànội mói newspaper in publication.  1969 —
Hanoi Architectural University and Foreign Language Specialized School established. 1970 —
Vietnam Television begins broadcasting. 1972
1974 — Central Secondary School of Archives and Office Skills established.
 1975 —
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum inaugurated. 1976 — City becomes capital of
Socialist Republic of Vietnam. 1978 —
Noi Bai International Airport opens. 1979 — Population: 879,500.
 1980 — Hanoi Institute of Theatre and Cinema founded.
 1984 —
Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra revived. 1985
Vietnam-Russia Tropical Centre headquartered in Hanoi. 1989 — Population: 1,089,760 city; 3,056,146 urban agglomeration.
 1990 —
Ho Chi Minh Museum established. 1992 — Population: 1,073,760.
1999 — Population: 1,523,936.  21st century Edit References Edit
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