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.
1948: Author James Ellroy, whose novels include "The Black Dahlia," "The Big Nowhere," "L.A. Confidential," "White Jazz" and "American Tabloid," is born in Los Angeles, Calif.
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