On this day: March 4

POSTED: 08:46 AM PDT Mar 11, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Mar 03, 2014 

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 - Knute Rockne
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Library of Congress

1888: Notre Dame football player and coach Knute Rockne, regarded as one of the greatest coaches in college football history, is born in Voss, Norway. During his 13 years as head coach from 1918 to 1930, Rockne led Notre Dame to 105 victories, 12 losses, five ties, and three national championships, including five undefeated seasons without a tie. Rockne posted the highest all-time winning percentage (.881) for an American FBS/Division I college football coach and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951.

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