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 - Waite Hoyt
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1899: Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Waite Hoyt, one of the dominant pitchers of the 1920s and the winningest pitcher for the New York Yankees during that decade, is born in Brooklyn, N.Y. Hoyt helped the Yankees to World Series titles in 1923, 1927 and 1928 and compiled a record of 237-182 with 1,206 strikeouts in a career that also saw him play with the New York Giants, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Philadelphia Athletics, Brooklyn Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates. He died of heart failure at age 84 on Aug. 25, 1984.

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