Thursday, January 10, 2008

Today in History: January 10

  • 49 BC Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signaling the start of Roman civil war.
  • 1776 Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense.
  • 1855 Englishman Henry Bessemer patents his revolutionary blast furnace design to make steel.
  • 1920 League of Nations holds first meeting, ratifies the Treaty of Versailles ending WWI.
  • 1949 RCA introduced the "single", a 7-inch 45 rpm record, 8 minutes of music.

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