Today in history: Jan. 10In 1776, Thomas Paine published...

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January 10, 1998

Today in history: Jan. 10

In 1776, Thomas Paine published his influential pamphlet, "Common Sense."

In 1861, Florida seceded from the Union.

In 1870, John D. Rockefeller incorporated Standard Oil.

In 1928, the Soviet Union ordered the exile of Leon Trotsky.

In 1946, the first General Assembly of the United Nations convened in London.

In 1978, the Soviet Union launched two cosmonauts aboard a Soyuz capsule for a rendezvous with the Salyut VI space lab.

Associated Press

Pub Date: 1/10/98

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