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 - Frank Chance
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1877: Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman and manager Frank Chance, who won two World Series with the Chicago Cubs in 1907 and 1908, is born in Salida, California. Chance also helped the Cubs to National League pennants in 1906 and 1910. He played 15 years for the Cubs and two years for the New York Yankees, also serving as manager for the last 10 years of his career. He also managed the Boston Red Sox in 1923, compiling a career managerial record of 946-648.

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