Daily Archive: March 17, 2016

Draft lottery - march 17, 1942

Greetings! The First Wartime Draft Lottery – March 17, 1942 – Past Daily Reference Room

Draft Lottery – March 17, 1942 – NBC Radio – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – The First Draft Lottery to take place in wartime took place on this day in 1942. Into a giant fishbowl went many thousands of numbers, all corresponding to dates of birth for men between the...

March 17, 1942

March 17, 1942 – Yanks In Oz – Enter: The Draft

March 17, 1942 – News Of The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection March 17, 1942 – War in the Pacific is ramping up. U.S. troops arrive on Australian soil, amid fears an invasion by Japan is imminent. Still, repeated air attacks on Japanese positions are putting a crimp in...