On this day: May 9

POSTED: 11:16 AM PDT May 08, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 08, 2014 

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 - Mother's Day
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Library of Congress

1914: President Woodrow Wilson issues a proclamation declaring the day the first national Mother's Day. Carnations have come to represent the day as they were distributed at one of the first commemorations honoring the mother of Anna Jarvis, the founder of Mother’s Day.

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