February 8

1931
Nguyen Ai Quoc, an alias of Ho Chi Minh, wrote a report to the Communist International about struggling movements by the working class in Indochina, and about the fact that the Party had been renamed the Communist Party of Indochina. Ten years later, Uncle Ho returned to Vietnam after 30 years overseas.

1941
Uncle Ho selected Coc Bo Cave in Pac Bo Village, Cao Bang Province to stay in as the first shelter after returning to the fatherland.

1942
Uncle Ho received French General Salan who came to thank Uncle Ho for his visit to French soldiers treated at Don Thuy Hospital. Uncle Ho rejected a proposal that French troops take responsibility in restoring order in Vietnam.

1960
Nhan Dan newspaper ran an article by Uncle Ho that criticized the establishment of illegal funds in different localities.

1963
Uncle Ho attended a Politburo meeting where a report on Thac Ba Hydro-electricity project. Uncle Ho stressed two issues: 1) good management of the construction site; 2) good resettlement for affected inhabitants.

By Duong Trung Quoc* and co-writers

* The author is a historian and member of the National Assembly

Translated by Nguyen Huu

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