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)
Sandinista Daniel Ortega becomes president of Nicaragua and vows to continue the transformation to socialism and alliance with the Soviet Union and Cuba (1985)
Cuban troops begin withdrawing from Angola (1989)
"Religion of Peace" terrorists kill more than 100 people and injure 270 in several bomb blasts in Pakistan (2013)
b: Lord Acton (1834), Gustáv Husák (1913); d: Sinclair Lewis (1951), George Meany (1980)
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