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On this day: March 4

Published On: Mar 11 2013 10:46:19 AM CDT   Updated On: Mar 04 2014 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 - Robert Mugabe
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1980: Nationalist leader Robert Mugabe wins a sweeping election victory to become Zimbabwe's first black prime minister. Mugabe, seen here in 2009, would serve in that role until 1987, when he became the country's first president.

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