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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 - Dashiell Hammett
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1961: American writer Dashiell Hammett, best known for his hard-boiled detective novels and short stories, including "The Maltese Falcon" and "The Thin Man," dies of lung cancer at the age of 66 in New York City.

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