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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 December 29, 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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Sears Roebuck president Julius Rosenwald pledges $20 million of his personal fortune to help Sears through hard times.

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more events on December 29

  • 1981

    President Ronald Reagan curtails Soviet trade in reprisal for its harsh policies on Poland.

  • 1965

    A Christmas truce is observed in Vietnam, while President Johnson tries to get the North Vietnamese to the bargaining table.

  • 1956

    President Dwight Eisenhower asks Congress for the authority to oppose Soviet aggression in the Middle East.

  • 1948

    Josip “Tito” Broz declares Yugoslavia will follow its own path to communism.

  • 1940

    London suffers its most devastating air raid when Germans firebomb the city on the evening of December 29.

  • In a radio interview, President Roosevelt proclaims the United States to be the “arsenal of democracy.”

  • 1934

    Japan formally denounces Washington Naval Treaty of 1922, which curbed the international arms race by limiting naval construction between the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Italy, and Japan.

  • 1926

    Germany and Italy sign an arbitration treaty.

  • 1921

    Sears Roebuck president Julius Rosenwald pledges $20 million of his personal fortune to help Sears through hard times.

  • 1914

    The production of Belgian newspapers is halted to protest German censorship.

  • 1907

    Robert C. Weaver, the first African American to serve on a president’s cabinet. He was Lyndon B. Johnson’s secretary of Housing and Urban Development, the first man ever to hold that post.

  • 1890

    The last major conflict of the Indian Wars takes place at Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota after Colonel James W. Forsyth of the 7th Cavalry tries to disarm Chief Big Foot and his followers.

  • 1862

    Union General William T. Sherman’s troops try to gain the north side of Vicksburg in the Battle of Chickasaw Bluffs.

  • 1849

    Gas lighting is installed in the White House.

  • 1845

    Texas (comprised of present-day Texas and part of New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming) is admitted as the 28th state of the Union, with the provision that the area (389,166 square miles) should be divided into no more than five states “of convenient size.”