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On this day: January 31
POSTED: 1:08 AM Jan 31 2013 UPDATED: 2:00 AM Jan 31 2013
The first Social Security check is issued, America launches its first satellite into orbit, McDonald's comes to Moscow, and "Avatar" hits the $2 billion mark, all on this day.
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