Taylor Swift, Ted Nugent, Dick Van Dyke connected

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — She couldn’t shake it off if she wanted, but Taylor Swift has something in common with Ted Nugent and Dick Van Dyke.

Birthday cake.

Swift, the pop music powerhouse who’s been a star for about a decade, turns 26 on Dec. 13. That’s the same day Ted Nugent turns 67 and Dick Van Dyke turns 90.

December 13 is also the first anniversary of the day Marcus Mariota won the Heisman Trophy, becoming the first Oregon player to earn the award.

George Harrison visited the White House, where he met President Gerald R. Ford on this date in 1974.

In 2000, Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore conceded to Republican George W. Bush, a day after the U.S. Supreme Court shut down further recounts in Florida.

Exactly 3 years later, Saddam Hussein was captured by U.S. forces while hiding in a hole under a farmhouse in Adwar, Iraq, near his hometown of Tikrit.

And 53 years ago — 1962 — the United States launched Relay 1, a communications satellite which retransmitted television, telephone and digital signals. Think about that when you’re scanning for football scores and watching videos on your Smart phone.

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