On this day: March 4

Published On: Mar 11 2013 10:46:19 AM CDT   Updated On: Mar 04 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

The U.S. Constitution goes into effect, FDR reassures the nation, John Lennon gets into a popularity contest with Jesus, and Martha Stewart gets out of prison, all on this day.

OTD March 4 - John Adams
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1797: In the first ever peaceful transfer of power between elected leaders in modern times, John Adams is sworn in as president of the United States, succeeding President George Washington.

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