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This Day in History, Dec. 22

1807: The Embargo Act is passed, barring all U.S. trade with foreign countries and forbidding U.S. ships to set sail for foreign ports.
1864: During the Civil War, Union troops under Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman take Savannah, GA, completing their "March to the Sea" through Georgia.
1928: In India, Mahatma Gandhi calls for mass civil disobedience if India is not given dominion status within a year.
1968: North Korea releases the crew of the USS Pueblo, captured in the Sea of Japan in January.
2001: A provisional government takes power in Afghanistan, led by Hamid Karzai. British citizen Richard Reid is prevented by other passengers from detonating explosives in his sneakers on an American Airlines flight from Paris to Miami, FL.

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