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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 08, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • 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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The invading armies of Spain, Austria and Bavaria are stopped at the village of St.-Jean-de-Losne, only 50 miles from France.

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Emiliano Zapata, Mexican revolutionary leader.

more events on August 8

  • 2008

    Georgia invades South Ossetia, touching off a five-day war between Georgia and Russia.

  • 2007

    An EF2 tornado hits Brooklyn, New York, the first in that borough since 1889.

  • 2000

    The Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is raised to surface, 136 years after it sank following its successful attack on USS Housatonic in the outer harbor of Charleston, South Carolina.

  • 1990

    Iraq annexes the state of Kuwait as its 19th province, six days after Iraqi troops invaded Kuwait.

  • 1989

    NASA Space Shuttle Columbia begins its eighth flight, NASA’s 30th shuttle mission.

  • 1988

    Angola, Cuba and South Africa sign a cease-fire treaty in the border war that began in 1966.

  • 1983

    Brigadier General Efrain Rios Montt is deposed as president of Guatemala in the country’s second military coup in 17 months.

  • 1979

    Iraq’s president Saddam Hussein executes 22 political opponents.

  • 1978

    Pioneer-Venus 2 is launched to probe the atmosphere of Venus.

  • 1974

    President Richard Nixon resigns from the presidency as a result of the Watergate scandal.

  • 1964

     M. Ashman, author, co-editor of Tales from the Expat Harem: Foreign Women in Modern Turkey, and a founding member of TED Global, the international organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

  • 1963

    England’s “Great Train Robbery;” 2.6 million pounds ($7.3 million) is stolen

  • 1950

    U.S. troops repel the first North Korean attempt to overrun them at the Battle of Naktong Bulge, which continued for 10 days.

  • 1948

    Svetlana Y Savitskaya, Soviet cosmonaut, the first woman to walk in space (July 25, 1984).

  • 1945