1776 - Thomas Paine published his "Common Sense" pamphlet.
1920 - World War 1 officially ended, when the League of Nations ratified the Treaty of Versailles.
1927 - In Berlin, Fritz Lang's film "Metropolis" was shown for the first time.
1928 - The Soviet Union ordered the exile of Leon Trotsky.
1990 - Seven month of martial law was ended by Chinese Premier Li Peng in Beijing. He said that crushing pro-democracy protests had saved China from "the abyss of misery."
2003 - North Korea announced that it was withdrawing from the global nuclear arms control treaty.