JFK+50: Volume 5, No. 1759
AMERICA'S FIRST PEACETIME DRAFT
Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) Seventy-five years ago today, October 29, 1940, Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson* drew the first number from a glass bowl in the first peacetime military draft conducted by the government of the United States.
Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson