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 - 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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