Sept. 16, 1940: With World War II looming for America, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Selective Service & Training Act, requiring men ages 21 to 35 to register for the draft.
Sept. 16, 1974: President Gerald Ford announced conditional amnesty for Vietnam War deserters. Ford said draft evaders and deserters would be given amnesty — in return for some form of public service.
Quote of the Day
"I don't like that man. I must get to know him better." — Abraham Lincoln
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