Sir Francis Drake sets out around the world, the National Guard is born, Al Gore concedes, and Saddam Hussein is caught, all on this day.
1929: Actor Christopher Plummer, whose film roles include "The Sound of Music," "The Last Station" and "Beginners," is born in Toronto, Canada. Plummer won an Academy Award for Best Actor at the age of 82 in 2012 for "Beginners," making him the oldest actor ever to win an Oscar.
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