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On this day: September 9

Published On: Sep 03 2013 12:12:13 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 09 2013 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 - Michelle Williams
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1980: Actress Michelle Williams, known for the TV show "Dawson's Creek" and her Academy Award-nominated roles in "Brokeback Mountain," "Blue Valentine" and "My Week with Marilyn," is born in Kalispell, Mont. Williams has also starred in movies like "Halloween H20," "I'm Not There," "Shutter Island" and "Oz the Great and Powerful."

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