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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 March 14, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted

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

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Inventor Eli Whitney receives a patent for his cotton gin.

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Albert Einstein, German-born mathematician best known for his theories on relativity.

more events on March 14

  • 1991

    The “Birmingham Six,” imprisoned for 16 years for their alleged part in an IRA pub bombing, are set free after a court agrees that the police fabricated evidence.

  • 1990

    Mikhail S. Gorbachev becomes president of the Soviet Congress.

  • 1978

    An Israeli force of 22,000 invades south Lebanon, hitting the PLO bases.

  • 1967

    John F. Kennedy‘s body is moved from a temporary grave to a permanent one in Arlington Cemetery.

  • 1964

    A Dallas jury finds Jack Ruby guilty of the murder of assassin Lee Harvey Oswald.

  • 1954

    The Viet Minh launch an assault against the French Colonial Forces at Dien Bien Phu.

  • 1951

    U.N. forces recapture Seoul for the second time during the Korean War.

  • 1947

    The United States signs a 99-year lease on naval bases in the Philippines.

  • 1943

    The Germans reoccupy Kharkov in the Soviet Union.

  • 1939

    The Nazis dissolve the republic of Czechoslovakia.

  • 1936

    Adolf Hitler tells a crowd of 300,000 that Germany’s only judge is God and itself.

  • 1934

    Eugene Cernan, American astronaut, the last man on the moon.

  • 1923

    President Warren G. Harding becomes the first U.S. President to file an income tax report.

  • 1918

    An all-Russian Congress of Soviets ratifies a peace treaty with the Central Powers.

  • 1915

    The British Navy sinks the German battleship Dresden off the Chilean coast.