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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 11, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • 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 11

  • 1990

    Lithuania declares its independence from the Soviet Union.

  • 1985

    Mikhail Gorbachev is named the new Soviet leader.

  • 1973

    An FBI agent is shot at Wounded Knee in South Dakota.

  • 1969

    Levi-Strauss starts to sell bell-bottomed jeans.

  • 1966

    Three men are convicted of the murder of Malcolm X.

  • 1965

    The American navy begins inspecting Vietnamese junks in hopes of ending arms smuggling to the South.

  • 1952

    Douglas Adams, British writer, (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy).

  • 1942

    General Douglas MacArthur leaves Bataan for Australia.

  • 1941

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorizes the Lend-Lease Act which authorizes the act of giving war supplies to the Allies.

  • 1935

    The German Air Force becomes an official organ of the Reich.

  • 1930

    President Howard Taft becomes the first U.S. president to be buried in the National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

  • 1926

    Ralph David Abernathy, civil rights leader, associate of Dr. King.

  • 1908

    Lawrence Welk, orchestra leader.

  • 1907

    President Teddy Roosevelt induces California to revoke its anti-Japanese legislation.

  • 1905

    The Parisian subway is officially inaugurated.

  • 1900

    British Prime Minister Lord Salisbury rejects the peace overtures offered from Boer leader Paul Kruger.

  • 1899

    Frederick IX, King of Denmark

  • 1888

    A disastrous blizzard hits the northeastern United States. Some 400 people die, mainly from exposure.

  • 1885

    Sir Michael Campbell, the first motorist to exceed 300 mph.

  • 1865

    Union General William Sherman and his forces occupy Fayetteville, N.C.

  • 1863

    Union troops under General Ulysess S. Grant give up their preparations to take Vicksburg after failing to pass Fort Pemberton, north of Vicksburg.

  • 1861

    A Confederate Convention is held in Montgomery, Ala., where the new constitution is adopted.

  • 1860

    Thomas Hastings, architect of the New York Public Library.

  • 1845

    Seven hundred Maoris led by their chief, Hone-Heke, burn the small town of Kororareka in protest at the settlement of Maoriland by Europeans, in breach with the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi.

  • 1824

    The U.S. War Department creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Seneca Indian Ely Parker becomes the first Indian to lead the Bureau.

  • 1811

    Ned Ludd leads a group of workers in a wild protest against mechanization.

  • 1810

    The Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte is married by proxy to Archduchess Marie Louise.

  • 1731

    Robert Treat Paine, Declaration of Independence signer

  • 1702

    The Daily Courant, the first regular English newspaper is published.

  • 1665

    A new legal code is approved for the Dutch and English towns, guaranteeing religious observances unhindered.

  • 1649

    The peace of Rueil is signed between the Frondeurs (rebels) and the French government.

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