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December 13


1577   Sir Francis Drake sets out from England on his round-the-world voyage.

1769   Dartmouth College is founded

1862   At the Battle of Fredericksburg, Confederate General Robert E. Lee defeats the Union Major General Burnside.

1949   The Knesset votes to move the capital of Israel to Jerusalem.

1978   The first Susan B. Anthony dollar enters circulation.

Famous Birthdays:

1818   Mary Todd Lincoln (Wife of Abraham Lincoln)

1925   Dick van Dyke (Actor)

1948   Ted Nugent (Guitarist)

1967   Jamie Foxx (Actor)

1989   Taylor Swift (Singer)

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