On this day: May 9

POSTED: 11:16 AM PDT May 08, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 08, 2016 

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 - Vertigo
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Universal Pictures

1958: Alfred Hitchcock's psychological thriller "Vertigo" premieres in San Francisco, California. The movie, which stars Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak, garnered mixed reviews initially, but has become acclaimed over the years and is now considered one of Hitchcock's defining works.


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