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 - Dartmouth College
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1769: Dartmouth College is founded by the Rev. Eleazar Wheelock, with a Royal Charter from King George III, on land donated by Royal Governor John Wentworth. This is the earliest known image of the Ivy League school, which appeared in the February 1793 issue of Massachusetts Magazine.

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