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.
1999: Retired Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun dies at age 90 of complications from hip replacement surgery. Blackmun, who served on the court from 1970 until 1994, is best known as the author of Roe v. Wade.
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