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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 August 06, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • 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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William Kemmler becomes the first man to be executed by the electric chair.

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Richard Hofstadter, historian who won two Pulitzer Prizes for his work.

more events on August 6

  • 2012

    New Zealand’s Mount Tongariro erupts for the first time since 1897.

  • 1997

    Microsoft announces it will invest $150 million in troubled rival Apple Computer, Inc.

  • 1993

    Pope John Paul II publishes “Veritatis splendor encyclical,” regarding fundamentals of the Catholic Church’s role in moral teachings.

  • 1991

    Tim Berners-Lee publishes the first-ever website, Info.cern.ch.

  • 1988

    A melee that became known as the Tompkins Square Park Police Riot in New York City leads to NYPD reforms.

  • 1981

    Argentina’s ex-president Isabel Peron is freed from house arrest.

  • 1979

    Twelve-year-old Marcus Hooper becomes the youngest person to swim the English Channel.

  • 1973

    Singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder is in an automobile accident and goes into a four-day coma.

  • 1972

    Atlanta Braves’ right fielder Hank Aaron hits his 660th and 661st home runs, setting the Major League record for most home runs by a player for a single franchise.

  • 1970

    M. Night Shyamalan, Indian-American screenwriter, director and producer (The Sixth Sense, The Village).

  • 1965

    President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act, outlawing the literacy test for voting eligibility in the South.

  • 1962

    Jamaica becomes independent, after 300 years of British rule.

  • 1950

    Winston E. Scott, US Navy commander and astronaut.

  • 1945

    Paul Tibbets, the commander of Enola Gay, drops the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. It was the second atomic bomb, dropped on Nagasaki, that induced the Japanese to surrender.

  • 1942

    The Soviet city of Voronezh falls to the German army.