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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 March 10, 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.

more events on March 10

  • 1987

    The Vatican condemns surrogate parenting as well as test-tube and artificial insemination.

  • 1982

    The United States bans Libyan oil imports, because of the continued support of terrorism.

  • 1980

    Iran’s leader, Ayatollah Khomeini, lends his support to the militants holding the American hostages in Tehran.

  • 1975

    The North Vietnamese Army attacks the South Vietnamese town of Buon Ma Thout, the offensive will end with total victory in Vietnam.

  • 1971

    The Senate approves a Constitutional amendment to lower the voting age to 18.

  • 1969

    James Earl Ray pleads guilty to the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King and is sentenced to 99 years in jail.

  • 1966

    The North Vietnamese capture a Green Beret camp at Ashau Valley.

  • 1954

    President Dwight Eisenhower calls Senator Joseph McCarthy a peril to the Republican Party.

  • 1953

    North Korean gunners at Wonsan fire on the USS Missouri, the ship responds by firing 998 rounds at the enemy position.

  • 1948

    Author Zelda Fitzgerald (wife of F. Scott) dies in a fire at Highland Hospital.

  • 1947

    The Big Four meet in Moscow to discuss the future of Germany.

  • 1945

    American B-29 bombers attack Tokyo, killing 100,000.

  • 1944

    The Irish refuse to oust all Axis envoys and deny the accusation of spying on Allied troops.

  • 1943

    Adolf Hitler calls Field Marshall Erwin Rommel back from Tunisia in North Africa.

  • 1941

    Vichy France threatens to use its navy unless Britain allows food to reach France.

  • 1940

    David Rabe, playwright (Sticks and Bones, Hurlyburly).

  • 1933

    Nevada becomes the first U.S. state to regulate drugs.

  • 1927

    Prussia lifts its Nazi ban, Adolf Hitler is allowed to speak in public.

  • 1924

    The U.S. Supreme Court upholds a New York state law forbidding late-night work for women.

  • 1918

    Günther Rall, German Luftwaffe ace in World War II.

  • 1916

    James Herriot, Scottish writer and country veterinarian (All Creatures Great and Small).

  • 1910

    Slavery is abolished in China.

  • 1909

    Kathryn McLean (Forbes), author (Mama’s Bank Account).

  • 1903

    Leon Bismarck “Bix” Beiderbecke, jazz cornetist and composer.

  • 1902

    The Boers of South Africa score their last victory over the British, capturing British General Methuen and 200 men.

  • 1893

    New Mexico State University cancels its first graduation ceremony, because the only graduate was robbed and killed the night before.

  • 1876

    Alexander Graham Bell makes the first telephone call to Thomas Watson saying “Watson, come here. I need you.”

  • 1848

    The treaty of Guadeloupe-Hidalgo is signed which ends the United States’ war with Mexico.

  • 1845

    Hallie Quinn Brown, American educator, women’s rights leader.

  • Alexander III, Russian czar.

  • 1814

    Napoleon Bonaparte is defeated by an allied army at the Battle of Laon, France.

  • 1806

    The Dutch in Cape Town, South Africa surrender to the British.

  • 1785

    Thomas Jefferson is appointed minister to France.

  • 1776

    “”Common Sense” by Thomas Paine is published.

  • 1772

    Friedrich Von Schlegel, German romantic poet and critic (Philosophy of History, History of Literature).

  • 1656

    In the colony of Virginia, suffrage is extended to all free men regardless of their religion.

  • 1503

    Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor.

  • 515

    The building of the great Jewish temple in Jerusalem is completed.

  • 241

    The Roman fleet sinks 50 Carthaginian ships in the Battle of Aegusa.

  • 49

    Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon and invades Italy.