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.
1918: "60 Minutes" journalist Mike Wallace is born Myron Wallace in Brookline, Massachusetts. He was one of the original correspondents for the show, which debuted in 1968, and retired as a regular full-time correspondent in 2006. Wallace died at the age of 93 on April 7, 2012.
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