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 - Taylor Swift
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1989: Country music singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a No. 1 song on the country chart, is born in Reading, Pa.

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