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On this day: December 13

POSTED: 1:03 PM Dec 12 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Dec 13 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 - Council of Trent
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1545: The Council of Trent begins. The ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church would meet for 25 sessions over the next 18 years, issuing reform decrees and specifying Catholic doctrine on salvation, the sacraments and the Biblical canon, as an answer to Protestant disputes.

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