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On this day: January 31

POSTED: 12:08 AM CST Jan 31, 2013    UPDATED: 01:00 AM CST Jan 31, 2015 

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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2010: The sci-fi action movie "Avatar," written, directed and produced by James Cameron, becomes the first film to gross more than $2 billion worldwide.

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