1940 : Mandatory Draft Registration Declared

October 15, 2020 all-day

On Oct. 15, 1940, every man between the age of 21 and 35 except for those already in the military, reserve corps or diplomatic service, were required to register for the draft as the country prepared for possible involvement into World War II.

Source : MIRS Capitol Capsule, Thursday, October 15, 2020