The draft in the U.S. ended on January 27, 1973, after years of anti-draft protests.
The end of the draft coincided with a ceasefire that stopped direct involvement of U.S. ground forces in hostilities in Vietnam.
- Where was the “World’s First Human Be-In”? The counter-cultural gathering for 20,000 hippies and flower children was held in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, in January 1967. Timothy Leary and poet Allen Ginsberg were among the speakers.
- What does the military nickname “G.I.” stand for? The military nickname "G.I." stood for Government Issue. The term was introduced during World War II.
- Who was the first American-born child of English settlers? Virginia Dare, born in 1587 to English settlers of the "lost colony" of Roanoke Island. The entire colony disappeared; Dare's death date is unknown.
- Did the Pilgrims eat Turkey at the first Thanksgiving celebration at Plymouth Rock? At the three-day festivities celebrating survival through the winter, many foods were served, but turkey was not one of them. The menu included: venison, duck, goose, seafood, eels, white bread, corn bread, leeks,…
- Is it true that Manhattan Island was bought from the Indians for $24? What Peter Minuit gave the Manhattoe tribe was a package of trinkets and cloth valued at 60 guilders, roughly equivalent to $24.
- Who founded the city of Chicago? A black man from Haiti named Jean Baptiste Pointe Du Sable (1745-1818) founded the city of Chicago. In 1772, Du Sable founded a settlement called Eschikagou on the north bank of the Chicago…