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On this day: December 13

POSTED: 10:03 AM PST Dec 12, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Dec 12, 2013 

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 - Ben Bernanke
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1953: Economist Ben Bernanke, who has served as the chairman of the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States, since 2006, is born in Augusta, Ga.

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