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 - Common Sense
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1776: Thomas Paine anonymously publishes the pamphlet "Common Sense." The 48-page pamphlet, which presented an argument for freedom from British rule at a time when the question of seeking independence was still undecided, would become an instant success.

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