On this day: September 9

Published On: Sep 03 2013 12:12:13 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 09 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

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 - Adam Sandler
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1966: Actor and comedian Adam Sandler, who became famous on "Saturday Night Live" and has starred in movies like "Billy Madison," "Happy Gilmore," "The Waterboy," "The Wedding Singer," "50 First Dates" and "Grown Ups," is born in Brooklyn, New York.

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