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.
1891: Baseball Hall of Famer Charles Arthur "Dazzy" Vance, the only pitcher to lead the National League in strikeouts seven consecutive seasons, is born in Orient, Iowa. Vance played 16 seasons in the major leagues, most notably for the Brooklyn Robins during the 1920s, and pitched a no-hitter in 1925. He died of a coronary thrombosis at age 69 on Feb. 16, 1961.
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