On this day: January 10

POSTED: 10:35 AM PST Jan 09, 2013    UPDATED: 09:59 PM PST Jan 10, 2016 

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 Mudd
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1883: Dr. Samuel A. Mudd, who was convicted and imprisoned for aiding and conspiring with John Wilkes Booth in the 1865 assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, dies of pneumonia at the age of 49 in Waldorf, Maryland. Mudd, who met with Booth several times before the assassination and set, splinted and bandaged Booth's broken leg afterward, was pardoned by President Andrew Johnson and released from prison in 1869.


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