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 - FDR inauguration
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1933: Vowing to lead the nation out of the Great Depression, newly elected U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt gives his inauguration speech, uttering the famous line "We have nothing to fear, but fear itself."

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