On this day: January 10

POSTED: 10:35 AM PST Jan 09, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 09, 2014 

Caesar crosses the Rubicon, the London Underground opens, RCA introduces the 45 rpm single, The Beatles' first U.S. record is released, and Wendy's asks "Where's the Beef?," all on this day.

OTD January 10 - Samuel Colt
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1862: American firearms inventor Samuel Colt, who made the mass-production of the revolver commercially viable for the first time, dies of gout at the age of 47 in Hartford, Conn.

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