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 - Carl Linnaeus
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1778: Swedish botanist and explorer Carl Linnaeus, who was the first to establish a precise biological classification, with a uniform system for naming organisms by genus and species, dies at the age of 70 near Uppsala, Sweden, from the effects of his third stroke in a four-year span.


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