On this day: September 9

POSTED: 11:12 AM MDT Sep 03, 2013    UPDATED: 12:00 AM MDT 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.