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 - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
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1901: French painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, among the most well-known painters of the Post-Impressionist period, dies from complications due to alcoholism and syphilis at age 36 in Château Malromé, France.

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