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On this day: May 9

POSTED: 11:16 AM PDT May 08, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 08, 2013 

Ben Franklin prints his "Join, or Die" political cartoon, the FDA approves the first oral contraceptive, impeachment hearings for President Nixon begin, and "Golden Girls" airs its final episode, all on this day.

OTD May 9 - Enovid
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Dittrick Medical History Center

1960: The Food and Drug Administration approves the prescription pill Enovid, initially marketed only for the treatment of menstrual disorders, for use as a contraceptive, making it the world's first approved oral contraceptive pill.


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