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 - Frances Perkins
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1933: Frances Perkins becomes the United States Secretary of Labor under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, making her the first female member of the United States Cabinet. She can be seen here behind Roosevelt as he signs the National Labor Relations Act in July 1935.

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