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.
1937: Actress Suzanne Pleshette, best known for the TV show "The Bob Newhart Show" and for her work in movies such as "Rome Adventure" and "The Birds," is born in New York City. She died of respiratory failure at age 70 on Jan. 19, 2008.
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