Who published the pamphlet “Common Sense” on this day in 1776?
Answer: On this day in 1776, writer Thomas Paine publishes his pamphlet “Common Sense,” setting forth his arguments in favor of American independence. Originally published anonymously, “Common Sense” advocated independence for the American colonies from Britain and is considered one of the most influential pamphlets in American history. “Common Sense” played a remarkable role in transforming a colonial squabble into the American Revolution. It became the bestselling written document of the Revolutionary Era.
Thomas Paine was an English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theorist, and revolutionary. Wikipedia
Born: 9 February 1737, Thetford, United Kingdom
Died: 8 June 1809, Greenwich Village, New York City, New York, United States
Education: Thetford Grammar School (1744–1749)
Spouse: Elizabeth Ollive (m. 1771–1774), Mary Lambert (m. 1759–1760)
These are the times that try men’s souls.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.