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1776 - Thomas Paine publishes his pamphlet Common Sense.
1861 - Florida decides to secede from the Union.
1870 - John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil.
1920 - The Treaty of Versailles takes effect, officially ending the War to End All Wars.
1946 - The first General Assembly of the United States opens in London. Fifty-one nations are represented.
1946 - The U.S. Army Signal Corps successfully conducts Project Diana, bouncing radio waves off the moon and receiving the reflected signals.
1990 - Time Warner is formed from the merger of Time Inc. and Warner Communications Inc.