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.
1994: Four extremists are convicted in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing in which six people were killed and more than a thousand were injured. Mahmud Abouhalima, Mohammad Salameh, Nidal A. Ayyad and Ahmad Ajaj were sentenced to life imprisonment in May 1994. Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of bombing, would be arrested in Islamabad, Pakistan, in February 1995. He would eventually be convicted and sentenced to 240 years in prison for the attack.
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