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 - Glenda Jackson
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1936: Actress and politician Glenda Jackson, who won Academy Awards for Best Actress for 1970's "Women in Love" and 1973's "A Touch of Class," is born in Birkenhead, England. Jackson, who also starred in the movies "Sunday Bloody Sunday," "Mary, Queen of Scots," "Hedda" and "Stevie," retired from acting in the early 1990s to enter politics and has been a member of the British Parliament since.


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