On this day in history, the United States is renamed, September 9, 1776.

'This Day in History': 09/09/1893 - President's Child Born at White House
'This Day in History': 09/09/1893 - President's Child Born at White House


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.

See photos of Adam Sandler, who turns 47 on September 9:

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