January 29th is the anniversary of the birth of Thomas Paine in 1737 in England. Paine wrote the influential pamphlet, Common Sense, during the American Revolutionary War.
Image: Portrait of Thomas Paine By Laurent Dabos – http://npg.si.edu/object/npg_NPG.2008.5National Portrait Gallery, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=61407381
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