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.
1943: Singer-songwriter Jim Croce, best known for such songs as "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown," "You Don't Mess Around with Jim" and "Time in a Bottle,", is born in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Croce died at age 30 in a Sept. 20, 1973, plane crash in Natchitoches, Louisiana, along with five others while on his way to a concert in Texas.
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