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 - National Guard
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U.S. Army

1636: The Massachusetts Bay Colony organizes three militia regiments to defend the colony against the Pequot Indians. This organization is recognized today as the founding of the United States National Guard.

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