On this day: January 31

Published: Jan 31 2013 01:08:38 AM EST   Updated On: Jan 31 2014 02:00:00 AM EST
Ida May Fuller, first Social Security check recipient, 1940

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.