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 - Suzanne Pleshette
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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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