On this day: September 9

POSTED: 10:12 AM PDT September 3, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT September 8, 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.