Geneva Accords divide Vietnam

On July 21, 1954, the Geneva Accords concluded the Geneva Conference with the division of Vietnam into two countries along the 17th parallel of latitude with elections scheduled for 1956. However, the two countries were not reunited until the fall of Saigon in 1975.

US ratified North Atlantic Treaty

On July 21, 1949, the North Atlantic Treaty was ratified by the US Senate.

Learn more about the history of NATO.

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