On this day: May 9

POSTED: 11:16 AM PDT May 08, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 08, 2014 

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 - Akhmad Kadyrov
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Adlan Khasanov/Reuters

2004: Chechen Islamists assassinate Chechen President Akhmad Kadyrov using a bomb placed under a VIP stage during a World War II memorial victory parade in Grozny, Chechnya. Two of Kadyrov's bodyguards, the chairman of the Chechen State Council, a Reuters journalist and as many as a dozen others were also killed in the attack. This photo of Kadyrov (center) minutes before the blast was taken from Reuters journalist Adlan Khasanov's camera after he was also fatally wounded and is one of the last photos he took.

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