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 - Sinclair Lewis
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Library of Congress

1951: Sinclair Lewis, the first writer from the United States to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, dies from advanced alcoholism at the age of 65 in Rome, Italy. Among his most popular works are the novels "Main Street," "Babbitt," "Arrowsmith," "Elmer Gantry" and "Dodsworth."

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