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What’s Your Vietnam War Draft Lottery Number?

The Vietnam War draft lottery ran from 1969 to 1972. If you were born on February 02, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    144
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    354
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    28
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    278

Read on to learn more about the Vietnam war draft lottery.


What happened today

1494

Columbus begins the practice of using Indians as slaves.

Famous birthdays

1895

George Halas, National Football League co-founder.

more events on February 2

  • 1987

    Largest steel strike in American history, in progress since August, ends.

  • 1978

    U.S. Jewish leaders bar a meeting with Egypt’s Anwar Sadat.

  • 1972

    The Winter Olympics begin in Sapporo, Japan.

  • 1960

    The U.S. Senate approves 23rd Amendment calling for a ban on the poll tax.

  • 1959

    Arlington and Norfolk, Va., peacefully desegregate public schools.

  • 1948

    The United States and Italy sign a pact of friendship, commerce and navigation.

  • 1945

    Some 1,200 Royal Air Force planes blast Wiesbaden and Karlsruhe.

  • 1944

    The Germans stop an Allied attack at Anzio, Italy.

  • 1943

    Last of the German strongholds at Stalingrad surrender to the Red Army.

  • 1939

    Hungary breaks relations with the Soviet Union.

  • 1934

    Alfred Rosenberg is made philosophical chief of the Nazi Party.

  • 1921

    Airmail service opens between New York and San Francisco. Airmail’s First Day.

  • 1916

    U.S. Senate votes independence for Philippines, effective in 1921.

  • 1901

    Mexican government troops are badly beaten by Yaqui Indians.

  • 1900

    Six cities, Boston, Detroit, Milwaukee, Baltimore, Chicago and St. Louis agree to form baseball‘s American League.