On this day: September 9

Posted: 1:12 PM EDT Sep 03, 2013   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Sep 09, 2016
Elvis Presley in 1956

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.