On this day: January 10

Published: Jan 09 2013 01:35:09 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 10 2015 02:00:00 AM EST

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 - Tom DeLay
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2011: A judge orders former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay to serve three years in prison for his role in a scheme to illegally funnel corporate money to Texas candidates in 2002. DeLay remained free on bail while appealing his conviction, which was eventually overturned on Sept. 19, 2013.

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