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On this day: May 9

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

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 - Richard Byrd
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Library of Congress

1926: Adm. Richard E. Byrd and pilot Floyd Bennett claim to have flown over the North Pole, although there has since been controversy and debate over whether the two actually reached the North Pole.

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