Calendar for May 9th, 2014

1671: Thomas Blood stole the Crown Jewels

1754: First American political cartoon debuted in The Pennsylvania Gazette

Born 1800: John Brown (abolitionist)

Born 1860: J. M. Barrie (author)

Born 1882: Henry J. Kaiser (industrialist)

Born 1914: Hank Snow (singer)

Born 1918: Mike Wallace (journalist)

Born 1936: Albert Finney (actor)

1936: Hindenburg completed its first flight to the United States

Born 1946: Candice Bergen (actress)

Born 1949: Billy Joel (musician)

1955: Sam and Friends debuted on television

1960: Sale of birth control pills approved by FDA

Born 1979: Rosario Dawson (actress)

Died 1981: Nelson Algren (writer)

Died 1998: Alice Faye (actress)

Died 2004: Alan King (comedian)

Died 2010: Lena Horne (actress & singer)

Died 2012: Vidal Sassoon (hairstylist, credited with creating the modern “bob")

2013: Annular eclipse of the Sun.