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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 24, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • 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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The Cuban War of Independence begins.

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Charles V, king of Spain and the last Holy Roman Emperor to be crowned by the Pope.

more events on February 24

  • 1991

    General Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of the coalition army, sends in ground forces during the Gulf War.

  • 1972

    Hanoi negotiators walk out of the peace talks in Paris to protest U.S. air raids on North Vietnam.

  • 1968

    North Vietnamese troops capture the imperial palace in Hue, South Vietnam.

  • 1959

    Khrushchev rejects the Western plan for the Big Four meeting on Germany.

  • 1947

    Franz von Papen is sentenced to eight years in a labor camp for war crimes.

  • 1945

    U.S. forces liberate prisoners of war in the Los Baños Prison in the Philippines.

  • 1944

    Merrill’s Marauders, a specially trained group of American soldiers, begin their ground campaign against Japan into Burma.

  • 1928

    The New Gallery of New York exhibits works of Archibald Motley, its first show to feature a black artist.

  • 1921

    Herbert Hoover becomes Secretary of Commerce.

  • 1916

    A film version of Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea opens in New York.

  • 1914

  • 1912

    The Jewish organization Hadassah is founded in New York City.

  • Italy bombs Beirut in the first act of war against the Ottoman Empire.

  • 1909

    August Derleth, writer (Still is the Summer Night, The Shield of the Valiant).

  • 1908

    Japan officially agrees to restrict emigration to the U.S.