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On this day: January 31

Published On: Jan 31 2013 12:08:38 AM CST   Updated On: Jan 31 2014 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 - Beyonce
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2010: Beyoncé sets a Grammy record for females when she wins six Grammys in one night for Song Of The Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song, and Best Contemporary R&B Album. Adele would tie the mark on Feb. 12, 2012. Michael Jackson holds the overall one-night record, having won eight Grammys in 1984.

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