May 09 in history: First birth control pill, West Germany joins NATO, and more

From First Australian Parliament opening in Melbourne to FDA approving world’s first commercially produced birth-control bill — here's what happened on this day in the past

1901

The first Australian Parliament opens in Melbourne

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1955

West Germany joins NATO

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1960

FDA approves world’s first commercially produced birth-control bill

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1974

US opens formal and public impeachment hearings against President Nixon

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2018

Patel dam breaks in Solai, Kenya, killing 48 people

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