Today in History: September 10, Perry defeats British

This Saturday, September 10, 2022, is day 253 of the year 2022. The year has 112 days remaining.

During the War of 1812, an American naval force led by Oliver H. Perry beat the British on September 10, 1813, at the Battle of Lake Erie.

John Smith was chosen as the Jamestown colonial council's president in 1608.

Elias Howe was granted a patent for his sewing machine in 1846.

Hurricane Donna, a Category 4 hurricane that caused 364 fatalities, hit the Florida Keys in 1960.

1962 saw the U.S. James Meredith, a Black student, was required to be admitted by the University of Mississippi by the Supreme Court.

Twenty Black pupils began attending Alabama's public schools in 1963 as a result of a confrontation between federal agents and Governor George C. Wallace.

Four Puerto Rican nationalists who were jailed in 1979 for attacking the United States in 1954 House of Representatives and a 1950 attempt on President Harry S. Truman's life were released from jail when President Jimmy Carter gave them pardon.