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Wed., Dec. 22, 2004, midnight

Tuesday’s Washington Daily Game: 9-0-9.

Tuesday’s Washington Lucky for Life: 11-43-77-81.

Tuesday’s Washington Keno: 2-3-8-12- 15-16-29-30-32-33-38-41-42-44-47- 57-58-63-71-80

Tuesday’s Mega Millions: 7-22-27-31-38.

Mega Ball: 12

Today in history

1775: A Continental naval fleet was organized in the rebellious American colonies.

1807: Congress passed the Embargo Act, designed to force peace between Britain and France by cutting off all trade with Europe.

1864: During the Civil War, Union Gen. William T. Sherman sent a message to President Lincoln: “I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah.”

1944: During the World War II Battle of the Bulge, U.S. Brig. Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe reportedly replied “Nuts!” when the Germans demanded that the Americans surrender.

1984: New York City resident Bernhard Goetz shot four youths on a Manhattan subway, claiming they were about to rob him.

1989: Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu, the last of Eastern Europe’s hard-line Communist rulers, was toppled from power in a popular uprising.

2001: Richard C. Reid, a passenger on an American Airlines flight from Paris to Miami, tried to ignite explosives in his shoes, but was subdued by flight attendants and fellow passengers


 

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