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 - Howard Carter
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Library of Congress

1874: Archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter, who became world famous after discovering the intact tomb of 14th-century B.C. pharaoh Tutankhamun in November 1922, is born in London, England.

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