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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 - Stephen Ambrose
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1936: Historian Stephen Ambrose, the biographer of U.S. Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon and the author of many best selling volumes of American popular history, is born in Lovington, Ill. Among his most popular books are 1992's "Band of Brothers, E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne: From Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest" and 1996's "Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West." He died of lung cancer at age 66 on Oct. 13, 2002.

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