On this day: January 31

POSTED: 10:08 PM PST Jan 30, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 30, 2014 

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.

OTD January 31 - Apollo 14
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1971: Astronauts Alan Shepard, Stuart Roosa and Edgar Mitchell aboard a Saturn V rocket lift off on the Apollo 14 mission to the Fra Mauro Highlands on the Moon.

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