On this day: January 10

Published: Jan 09 2013 01:35:09 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 10 2014 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 - Rubicon
1 / 46
Public domain

49 B.C.: After the Roman Senate ordered Julius Caesar to lay down his military command and return to Rome, he refuses and instead crosses the Rubicon River with a legion to march into the city itself. The move signaled the start of civil war, from which Caesar would emerge as the unrivaled leader of Rome.

Advertisement

Most Viewed on WFMZ.com

Advertisement
 

Slideshow Of The Day

  • Enterovirus

    CDC

    What to know: Enterovirus

    A respiratory virus that has sickened hundreds of kids across the U.S. has parents across the country worried. Take a look at what you need to know about enteroviruses.

On this Day

  • World War I British tank

    Library of Congress

    On this day: September 15

    New York City falls to the British, tanks make their combat debut, a racially motivated bombing kills four girls at a Birmingham church, and Muhammad Ali scores his last victory, all on this day.