On this day: January 31

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