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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 - Tony Gwynn
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1960: Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder Tony Gwynn, who won eight batting titles in his 20 seasons with the San Diego Padres, is born in Los Angeles, Calif. Gwynn collected 3,141 career hits and had a .338 career batting average, never hitting below .309 in any full season.

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