On this day: December 13

POSTED: 10:03 AM PST Dec 12, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 12, 2015 

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 in 2007's "Our Song," is born in Reading, Pennsylvania. She is also known for songs such as "Love Story," "You Belong with Me," "Mine," "I Knew You Were Trouble," "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," "Shake it Off" and "Blank Space," the last three which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart.


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