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.
1973: Actress Portia de Rossi, best known for her roles as lawyer Nelle Porter on the TV series "Ally McBeal" and Lindsay Fünke on the sitcom "Arrested Development," is born Amanda Lee Rogers in Horsham, Victoria, Australia.
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