Category Archives: History

Three heroic American soldiers Thompson, Colburn, Andreotta in the My Lai massacre in 1968.

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The world public opinions know a lot about the My Lai massacre, Quang Ngai province on March 16, 1968, during Việt Nam war, but few people know about the 3 brave Americans who tried to stop this massacre, and tried to save many Vietnamese lives in that massacre.

They were Corporal Thompson, Corporal Colburn, and pilot Andreotta. Continue reading

General Hoan Dan and battle of Thuong Duc, in 1974, Vi Xuyen in 1984

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Some biographies

Major General Hoang Dan was born in 1928. General Hoang Dan died in 2003 in Hanoi, aged 75, while riding a motorbike on his way to school to pick up his grandson.

General Dan was born in Nghi Loc district, Nghe An province, the same province as of President Ho Chi Minh. General Hoang Dan is also related to Senior Lieutenant General Tran Van Quang, Deputy Minister of National Defense, and to Major General Hoang Niem, former Commander of the Information Army. Continue reading

Artical 1: Korean War 1950-1953: China resistance to the US, support Korea.

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Part 1: North Korea attack

Korea was invaded by Japan, and in 1945, at the end of World War II, Japan lost the battle, Korea was temporarily divided into North and South, waiting for reunification.

North Korea was occupied by the Soviet Union and was handed over to Kim Il Sung (Kim Il Sung). South Korea was occupied by the United States and was assigned to the pro-American government. Continue reading

Các bác sĩ ngu ngốc và cách chữa bệnh trích máu sai lầm đã giết chết tổng thống Mỹ George Washington như thế nào?

Trong cuốn sách có tiêu đề “Cuốn sách hoàn chỉnh về các Tổng thống Hoa Kỳ”, tác giả Bill Yenne, do Zenth Press xuất bản năm 2016, đã viết về cái chết của tổng thống George Washington, Tổng thống đầu tiên của Hợp chủng quốc Hoa Kỳ như sau:

“Vào ngày 12 tháng 12 năm 1799, Washington bị ốm khi đang kiểm tra tài sản của mình trong một trận mưa tuyết và qua đời hai ngày sau đó ở tuổi 67. Nguyên nhân thực sự của cái chết của ông là chủ đề của suy đoán, mặc dù việc trích máu khi đó là một cách chữa bệnh phổ biến, được cho là đã gây nên cái chết của tổng thống, bởi vì khoảng một nửa lượng máu của ông ấy đã bị cho chảy ra hết trong một khoảng thời gian ngắn. “ Continue reading

How did the stupid doctors and hazardous practice of bloodletting kill the first president of America George Washington?

In the book tittles “The complete books of US President”,, author Bill Yenne, published by Zenth Press, 2016,  had wrote about the death of the president George Washington, the first President of United State of America as follow:

“In December 12, 1799, Washington became ill while inspecting his property during a sleet storm and died two days later at the age of 67. His actual cause of death is the subject of speculation, although bloodletting, then a common practice, is believed to have contributed greatly, because around half of his blood was drained during a short period of time.” Continue reading

Rabbi Alexandes de Rhodes talks about Vietnamese people in the 17th century

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Introduction

I teach Vietnamese at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.

The first time I visited the school’s library, I saw a large glass cabinet in the entrance hall, inside there were a few books that seemed like old books. I stopped by to see if there was anything interesting, and was surprised to see a book with some Vietnamese-sounding words, a very old book.

I carefully read the 2 pages that the book opened, and found that it was a Vietnamese-Portuguese dictionary of missionary Alexandres De Rhodes, published around 1600, more than 400 years ago. Continue reading