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 - Hank Snow
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1914: Singer-songwriter and guitarist Hank Snow, who charted more than 85 singles on the Billboard country charts from 1950 until 1980, is born Clarence Eugene Snow in Brooklyn, Nova Scotia, Canada. Among Snow's hit songs were the No. 1 country hits "I'm Moving On," "The Golden Rocket," "I Don't Hurt Anymore," "Let Me Go, Lover!," "I've Been Everywhere" and "Hello Love." He died of heart failure at age 85 on Dec. 20, 1999.


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