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 - Linda Lovelace
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1949: Linda Susan Boreman, better known by her stage name Linda Lovelace and for her role in the enormously successful 1972 adult film "Deep Throat," is born in Yonkers, N.Y. In her third autobiography, 1980's "Ordeal," she claimed she had been hypnotized, beaten and threatened at gunpoint to have sex in front of the cameras and spent the rest of her life campaigning against pornography. "Deep Throat" achieved unprecedented popularity among mainstream audiences and quickly became a pop culture reference, most notably when then–Washington Post managing editor Howard Simons chose the film's title as the pseudonym for a Watergate informant. Boreman died at the age of 53 on April 22, 2002, from injuries she suffered in a car accident 19 days earlier.

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