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On this day: September 9

Published On: Sep 03 2013 01:12:13 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 09 2013 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.

OTD September 9 - United States
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Library of Congress

1776: The Continental Congress officially names its new union of sovereign states the United States. This replaced the term "United Colonies," which had been in general use.


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