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Subject: Today In History Dec 22
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 2004 07:17:24 EST


Dec 22, 1807 - The Embargo Act, forbidding trade with all foreign countries,
is passed by the United States Congress, at the urging of President Thomas
Jefferson
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Dec 22, 1809 - The Non-Intercourse Act, lifting the Embargo Act except for
the United Kingdom and France, passes the United States Congress
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Dec 22, 1738 - Constantia Jones, British prostitute (executed)
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Dec 22, 1515 Happy Birthday Mary of Lorraine of France, pro-French Regent
of Scotland
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Dec 22, 1643 Happy Birthday Rene-Robert Cavelier La Salle of France, French
explorer (Louisiana)
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Dec 22, 1696 Happy Birthday James Oglethorpe of England,
general/author/colonizer (Georgia)
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Dec 22, 1744 Happy Birthday Abigail Adams of Weymouth MA, 2nd first lady
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Dec 22,1440 Bluebeard the pirate, executed
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Dec 22, 1775 Continental navy organized with 7 ships
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Dec 22, 1783 Washington resigns his military commission as US Army's
commander-in-chief
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Dec 22, 1810 British frigate Minotaur sinks killing 480
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Dec 22 World : International Arbor Day
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Dec 22, 1216 Pope Honorius III officially approved the Order of Preachers
(Dominicans), founded in 1216 by St. Dominic. During the Middle Ages, many
leaders of European thought were Dominicans; and a good number followed
Portuguese and Spanish explorers to the Americas as missionaries.
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Dec 22, 1770 Birth of Father Demetrius Gallitzin, a Dutch Catholic priest.
Arriving in America in 1792, he spent his remaining years as a frontier mis
sionary, building up the Catholic church in parts of PA, MD, VA and WV.
Gallitzin became known as the "Apostle to the Alleghenies."
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Dec 22, 1772, Moravian missionaries begin construction of the first
schoolhouse west of the Allegheny Mountains at Schoenbrunn, Pa.
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Dec 22, 1775, Esek Hopkins is named first Commodore of the Continental Navy.
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