U.S. President Franklin D Roosevelt announces the first peacetime military draft in U.S. history.
Washington DC USA Date:1940, September 16 Duration:55 sec Sound:Yes
In a speech from the White House, American President Franklin D Roosevelt announces the signing into law of the Selective Service Registration, the first peacetime draft in United States History. President Roosevelt proclaims that the first registration under the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 shall take place on Wednesday, the sixteenth day of October, 1940 between hours 7 AM and 9 PM.
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