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22nd December in History

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1775 – Continental navy organized with 7 ships

1807 – US Congress passes Embargo Act, prohibiting American ships from trading in all foreign ports, as a result of involvement in hostilities between France and Britain.

1810 – British frigate HMS Minotaur sinks killing 480

1851 – The first freight train is operated in Roorkee, India.

1882 – 1st string of Christmas tree lights created by Thomas Edison

1917 – Flanders declares it’s independence, under Pieter Tack

1934 – 1st flight from Netherland to Curacao (Christmas flight 1934)

1942 – World War II: Adolf Hitler signs the order to develop the V-2 rocket as a weapon.

1964 – Lockheed SR-71 spy aircraft reaches 3,530 kph (record for a jet)

1964 – First flight of the SR-71 (Blackbird).

 

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