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 - Collinwood school fire
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1908: Lake View School in Collinwood, Ohio, catches fire when a wooden joist in the floor is overheated by a steam pipe. The blaze kills 172 students, two teachers and a rescuer, making it one of the deadliest disasters of its type in the United States. The city of Collinwood has since been absorbed into the city of Cleveland.

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