This Day In History: September 9

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Russ Mitchell recaps the major historical events that took place on September 9 in this video clip from This Day In History. One event that took place was President Dwight Eisenhower signing the first Civil Rights Bill since the Reconstruction. Also, the Continental Congress renamed the country to the United States instead of the United Colonies. The first year that the US Open allowed both pros and amateurs to compete, Arthur Ashe, an amateur won, and Ester Cleveland was the first and only child to be born in the White House on this day.