On this day: December 13

Published On: Dec 12 2012 12:03:04 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 13 2013 01:00:00 AM CST

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.

OTD December 13 - Christopher Plummer
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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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