On this day: September 9

POSTED: 1:12 PM Sep 03 2013   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Sep 09 2013
Elvis Presley on The Ed Sullivan Show

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.