Today in History: December 13

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Today in History: December 13

December 13, 2013 Updated Dec 13, 2013 at 11:24 AM CDT

Take a look at the video below to find out important happenings from this day in history.

Included: U.S. forces capture Iraq's ousted dictator Saddam Hussein; Authorities in communist Poland impose martial law; Union forces suffer defeat at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia; Actor Dick Van Dyke is born.