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On this day: December 13

POSTED: 1:03 PM Dec 12 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Dec 13 2014

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 - Brandon Marshall
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2009: Brandon Marshall of the Denver Broncos catches a NFL-record 21 receptions for 200 yards and two touchdowns in a road loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Marshall broke the single-game reception record set in 2000 by Terrell Owens of the San Francisco 49ers by one reception.

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