Date:
11 - 4 - 1979
 
Category:
Miscellaneous
 
Location:
Mid-East  
 
Event:
Iranian militants seize U.S. embassy in Tehran, holding staff hostage for 444 days. President Jimmy Carter places an embargo on importing Iranian oil into the United States and freezes Iranian assets in U.S. banks. Touches off second oil "crisis" in the United States.

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