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Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh is the capital and largest city of Cambodia. Located on the banks of the Mekong River, Phnom Penh has been the national capital since the French colonized Cambodia, and has grown to become the nation's center of economic and industrial activities, as well as the center of security, politics, economics, cultural heritage, and diplomacy of Cambodia.Once known as the “Pearl...
Timeline of Events
1967
11.11.1967
Vietnam War: In a propaganda ceremony in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, three American prisoners of war are released by the Viet Cong and turned over to "new left" antiwar activist Tom Hayden.
1971
11.10.1971
In Cambodia, Khmer Rouge forces attack the city of Phnom Penh and its airport, killing 44, wounding at least 30 and damaging nine aircraft.
1975
4.17.1975
The Cambodian Civil War ends. The Khmer Rouge captures the capital Phnom Penh and Cambodian government forces surrender.
1991
11.14.1991
Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk returns to Phnom Penh after thirteen years of exile.
1997
9.3.1997
A Vietnam Airlines Tupolev TU-134 crashes on approach into Phnom Penh airport, killing 64.