September 9

1776

The Second Continental Congress changed the name of the nation to the United States of America, from the United Colonies.

1850

California became the 31st state.

1893

President Grover Cleveland's daughter, Esther Cleveland, became the first president's child to be born in the White House.

1926

The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) was created by the Radio Corporation of America.

1948

The People's Democratic Republic of Korea (North Korea) was created.

1956

Elvis Presley appeared on television for the first time on The Ed Sullivan Show.

1976

Communist Chinese leader Mao Zedong died in Beijing at age 82.

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