On this day: January 10

Published On: Jan 09 2013 12:35:09 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 10 2014 01:00:00 AM CST

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 - Sinclair Lewis
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1951: Sinclair Lewis, the first writer from the United States to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, dies from advanced alcoholism at the age of 65 in Rome, Italy. Among his most popular works are the novels "Main Street," "Babbitt," "Arrowsmith," "Elmer Gantry" and "Dodsworth."

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