On this day: September 9

Published On: Sep 03 2013 01:12:13 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 09 2015 02:00:00 AM EDT

The United Colonies become the United States, a Japanese airplane firebombs Oregon during World War II, Elvis Presley appears on "The Ed Sullivan Show," and Hurricane Betsy wreaks record-breaking damage along the Gulf Coast, all on this day.