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 - Norman Mailer
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1923: Writer and journalist Norman Mailer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist whose works include "The Executioner's Song," "The Naked and the Dead" and "Armies of the Night," is born in Long Branch, N.J. He died of acute renal failure at age 84 on Nov. 10, 2007.

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