On this day: January 31

Published On: Jan 31 2013 12:08:38 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 31 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

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 - Kelly Lynch
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1959: Actress Kelly Lynch, best known for her roles in movies such as "Bright Lights, Big City," "Drugstore Cowboy" and "Road House," is born in Golden Valley, Minnesota.

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