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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 June 25, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
    CalledDrafted
    137
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    327
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    213
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
    143

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


What happened today

1857

Gustave Flaubert goes on trial for public immorality regarding his novel, Madame Bovary.

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1881

Crystal Eastman, suffragist.

more events on June 25

  • 1986

    Congress approves $100 million in aid to the Contras fighting in Nicaragua.

  • 1973

    White House Counsel John Dean admits President Richard Nixon took part in the Watergate cover-up.

  • 1964

    President Lyndon Johnson orders 200 naval personnel to Mississippi to assist in finding three missing civil rights workers.

  • 1962

    The U.S. Supreme Court bans official prayers in public schools.

  • 1959

    The Cuban government seizes 2.35 million acres under a new agrarian reform law.

  • 1950

    North Korea invades South Korea, beginning the Korean War.

  • 1948

    The Soviet Union tightens its blockade of Berlin by intercepting river barges heading for the city.

  • 1946

    Ho Chi Minh travels to France for talks on Vietnamese independence.

  • 1941

    Finland declares war on the Soviet Union.

  • 1921

    Samuel Gompers is elected head of the American Federation of Labor for the 40th time.

  • 1920

    The Greeks take 8,000 Turkish prisoners in Smyrna.

  • 1903

    George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair), novelist, essayist and critic (Animal Farm, 1984).

  • Marie Curie announces her discovery of radium.

  • 1887

    George Abbott, American playwright, director and producer (Three Men on a Horse, Damn Yankees).

  • 1886

    Henry (Hap) Arnold, U.S. Army Air Force general during World War II.