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.
1929: "The Adventures of Tintin," one of the most popular European comic books ever, is first published in Le Petit Vingtième, a children's supplement to the Belgian newspaper Le XXe Siècle. The comic was created by Belgian artist Georges Remi, who wrote under the pen name of Hergé, and follows the adventures of Tintin, a young Belgian reporter.
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