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 - Billy Joel
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1949: Singer-songwriter and pianist Billy Joel, who has written and performed 33 Top 40 hits in his career, is born in The Bronx, New York. Some of Joel's hits include "Piano Man," "Just the Way You Are," "Tell Her About It," "It's Still Rock and Roll To Me," "Uptown Girl" and "We Didn't Start the Fire."


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