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.
1925: Actor and comedian Dick Van Dyke, who would go on to star in the films "Bye Bye Birdie," "Mary Poppins" and "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" and in the TV series "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and "Diagnosis: Murder," is born in West Plains, Mo.
New York Historical Society
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