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 - Steve Yzerman
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1965: Hockey Hall of Fame center Steve Yzerman, who won three Stanley Cup championships in his 22 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, is born in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada. Yzerman made his Red Wings debut in 1983 and was named captain of the team before the 1986-87 season. He served as the team's captain continuously for the next two decades, retiring in 2006 as the longest-serving captain of any team in North American major league sports history. The 10-time NHL All-Star finished his career ranked as the sixth all-time leading scorer in NHL history. He also won a gold medal representing Canada at the 2002 Winter Olympics.


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