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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 January 10, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery

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

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London's Underground begins operations.

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Lord Acton [John E.E. Dalberg], English historian, editor of The Rambler.

more events on January 10

  • 2007

    A general strike begins in Guinea; eventually, it will lead to the resignation of the country’s president, Lansana Conte.

  • 1985

    Sandinista Daniel Ortega becomes President of Nicaragua, vowing to continue the country’s transformation to a socialist state with close ties to the USSR and Cuba.

  • 1984

    The United States and the Vatican establish full diplomatic relations for the first time in 117 years.

  • 1964

    Panama breaks ties with the U.S. and demands a revision of the canal treaty.

  • 1953

    Pat Benatar, singer; the four-time Grammy winner’s hits include “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” and “Invincible”.

  • 1949

    Linda Lovelace (Linda Boreman), pornographic actress made famous by the movie Deep Throat, she later became an anti-pornography activist.

  • George Foreman, world heavyweight champion boxer.

  • 1946

    Chiang Kai-shek and the Yenan Communist forces halt fighting in China.

  • 1945

    Rod Stewart, singer, songwriter (“Maggie May,” “Tonight’s the Night”).

  • 1941

    The Soviets and Germany agree on the East European borders and the exchange of industrial equipment.

  • 1940

    German planes attack 12 ships off the British coast; sinking 3 ships and killing 35 people.

  • 1923

    The United States withdraws its last troops from Germany.

  • 1920

    The Treaty of Versailles goes into effect.

  • 1918

    In Washington, the House of Representatives passes legislation for women’s suffrage.

  • 1917

    Germany is rebuked as the Entente officially rejects a proposal for peace talks and demands the return of occupied territories from Germany.