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 - Samuel Gompers
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1924: American labor leader Samuel Gompers dies at the age of 74 in San Antonio, Texas. Gompers founded the American Federation of Labor and served as that organization's president from 1886 to 1894 and from 1895 until his death.

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