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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 24, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    59
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    177
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    337
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    62

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


What happened today

0041

Shortly after declaring himself a god, Caligula is assassinated by two Praetorian tribunes.

Famous birthdays

1712

Frederick II (the Great), King of Prussia, noted for his social reforms and leading Prussia in military victories.

more events on January 24

  • 1982

    A draft of Air Force history reports that the U.S. secretly sprayed herbicides on Laos during the Vietnam War.

  • 1980

    In a rebuff to the Soviets, the U.S. announces intentions to sell arms to China.

  • 1965

    Winston Churchill dies from a cerebral thrombosis at the age of 90.

  • 1951

    Indian leader Nehru demands that the UN name Peking as an aggressor in Korea.

  • 1946

    The UN establishes the International Atomic Energy Commission.

  • 1945

    A German attempt to relieve the besieged city of Budapest is finally halted by the Soviets.

  • 1931

    The League of Nations rebukes Poland for the mistreatment of a German minority in Upper Silesia.

  • 1927

    British expeditionary force of 12,000 is sent to China to protect concessions at Shanghai.

  • 1915

    The German cruiser Blücher is sunk by a British squadron in the Battle of Dogger Bank.

  • 1911

    U.S. Cavalry is sent to preserve the neutrality of the Rio Grande during the Mexican Civil War.

  • 1903

    U.S. Secretary of State John Hay and British Ambassador Herbert create a joint commission to establish the Alaskan border.

  • 1862

    Edith Wharton, U.S. novelist who wrote Ethan Frome and The Age of Innocence.

  • 1848

    Gold is discovered by James Wilson Marshall at his partner Johann August Sutter’s sawmill on the South Fork of the American River, near Coloma, California.

  • 1732

    Pierre de Beaumarchais, French dramatist (The Barber of Seville, The Marriage of Figaro).

  • 1722

    Czar Peter the Great caps his reforms in Russia with the “Table of Rank” which decrees a commoner can climb on merit to the highest positions.