On this day: March 4

Posted: 11:46 AM EDT Mar 11, 2013   Updated: 2:00 AM EST Mar 04, 2016

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.

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2005: Martha Stewart leaves federal prison after serving five months for her role in a stock scandal. She was then placed in a two-year term of supervised release, with the first five months of that in home confinement with electronic monitoring.


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