On September 9th of 1776, the Continental Congress renamed the nation. The country became known as the United States in stead of the United Colonies.
Other Events on September 9th:
1850: California became the 31st state of the USA. 1919: Boston Police went on strike and criminals took advantage by looting the city. 1966: Actor-comedian, Adam Sandler, was born in Brooklyn, NY. 1976: Mao Tse-tung, the former Communist Chinese leader, died in Beijing. Mao was 82. 2013: A painting discovered in a Norwegian attic was confirmed to be an original Vincent Van Gogh piece.
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On this day in history, the United States is renamed, September 9, 1776.
Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore accept their Best On-screen Team awards for their roles in "50 First Dates" during taping of the MTV Movie Awards on Saturday, June 5, 2004, in Culver City, Calif. The show will air on Thursday, June 10. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 17: Adam Sandler is seen with his daughter, Sunny Sandler on December 17, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 06: Actor Adam Sandler attends the Gala Screening of Paramount Pictures' 'MEN, WOMEN,& CHILDREN' during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival at Ryerson Theatre on September 6, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures International)
Adam Sandler, right, and Jackie Sandler arrive at the LA Premiere of "Blended" held at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Unscripted : Just Go With It. Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston.
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 30: Actor Adam Sandler attends the premiere of 'Men, Women and Children' at DGA Theater on September 30, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 30: Actors Adam Sandler, Jackie Sandler and Rosemarie DeWitt attend the after party for the premiere of Paramount Pictures' 'Men, Women & Children' at The Directors Guild Of America on September 30, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 08: Adam Sandler is seen taking his daughter, Sadie Sandler, to dance class on December 08, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GONZALO/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
HOLLYWOOD - JULY 20: Actress Maude Apatow, Writer/Director/Producer Judd Apatow, Actress Iris Apatow and Actor/Executive Producer Adam Sandler arrive on the red carpet of the Los Angeles premiere of 'Funny People' held at the ArcLight Hollywood on July 20, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Actor Adam Sandler delivers a speech with his daughter Sunny Madeline, as he is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California, on February 1, 2011. Sandler received the 2,431st Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to promote the release of his new film 'Just Go With It' in theaters on February 11. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - AUGUST 01: Adam Sandler, Jackie Sandler and Sadie Sandler their one year old daughter on the set of 'You Don't Mess With The Zohan' at 54th Street and Park Avenue on Auguest 1, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)