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.
1956: Singer Johnny Rotten, best known as the lead vocalist for the punk band The Sex Pistols, is born John Joseph Lydon in London, England.
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