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.
1971: Astronauts Alan Shepard, Stuart Roosa and Edgar Mitchell aboard a Saturn V rocket lift off on the Apollo 14 mission to the Fra Mauro Highlands on the Moon.
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