Thomas Paine publishes 'Common Sense' (1776)
John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil (1870)
The U.S. and the Vatican establish full diplomatic relations after 117 years (1984)
Cuban troops begin withdrawing from Angola (1989)
b: Lord Acton (1834), Gustáv Husák (1913); d: Sinclair Lewis (1951), George Meany (1980)
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