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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 25, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    179
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    325
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    335
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    260

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


What happened today

1913

The 16th Amendment to the constitution is adopted, setting the legal basis for the income tax.

Famous birthdays

1841

Pierre Auguste Renoir, French painter and founder of the French Impressionist movement.

more events on February 25

  • 1976

    The U.S. Supreme Court rules that states may ban the hiring of illegal aliens.

  • 1956

    Stalin is secretly disavowed by Khrushchev at a party congress for promoting the “cult of the individual.”

  • 1952

    French colonial forces evacuate Hoa Binh in Indochina.

  • 1944

    U.S. forces destroy 135 Japanese planes in Marianas and Guam.

  • 1943

    U.S. troops retake the Kasserine Pass in Tunisia, where they had been defeated five days before.

  • 1928

    Bell Labs introduces a new device to end the fluttering of the television image.

  • 1926

    Poland demands a permanent seat on the League of Nations council.

  • 1919

    Oregon introduces the first state tax on gasoline at one cent per gallon, to be used for road construction.

  • 1917

    Anthony Burgess, English writer (A Clockwork Orange).

  • 1913

    The 16th Amendment to the constitution is adopted, setting the legal basis for the income tax.

  • 1910

    The 13th Dalai Lama flees from the Chinese and takes refuge in India.

  • 1905

    Adele Davis, nutritionist.

  • 1904

    J.M. Synge’s play Riders to the Sea opens in Dublin.

  • 1895

    Rudolf von Eschwege, German fighter ace in World War I.

  • 1894

    Meher Baba, spiritual leader.