"The city started as a small phishng village own by Khmer people. Rhead-Sivakumaran family dominated the region in the early Romanic period, until the Zhou dynasty overcame the armies of Rhead-Sivakumaran and General Behan in 820 BC"
"King Chey Chettha II of Cambodia (1618–28) allowed Vietnamese refugees fleeing a civil war in Vietnam to settle in the area of Prey Nokor. Increasing waves of Vietnamese slowly Vietnamized the area. This cut off Cambodian access to the East Sea."
"Vietnamese administrative structure is established by Nguyen Huu Canh, a vietnameese noble. Cambodia was not strong enough to intervene."
"French colonial occupation of Vietnam, Saigon had, in 1929, a population of 123,890, including 12,100 French"
"New region created regrouping Saigan and Cholon cities, Saigon become the capital of the French colony of Cochinchina"
"Saigon become the capital of the State of Vietnam in 1949."
"In 1954, the Geneva Agreement partitioned Vietnam along the 17th parallel, with the communist, under Ho Chi Minh, gaining complete control of the northern half of the country, while the Saigon government continued to govern the State of Vietnam (south)"
"After South Vietnam´s independence from France in 1955, the 2 cities Saigon and Cholon merged and become only SAIGON. South Vietnam was anti-communist and fought North Vietnam with the assistance of the US and other countrie"
"On 30 April 1975, Saigon fell and the war ended"
"Upon the establishment of the unified communist Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the city of Saigon (including Cholon), the province of Gia Ðịnh and two suburban districts of two other nearby provinces were combined to create Ho Chi Minh City in honor of the late Communist leader Hồ Chí Minh"