Today, September 10, is the 253rd day of the year 2022. The year still has 112 days left.
During the War of 1812, on September 10, 1813, an American naval force led by Oliver H. Perry beat the British at the Battle of Lake Erie.
After that, Perry sent the message, "We have met the enemy, and they are ours."
In 1608, in Virginia, John Smith was chosen to be the leader of the Jamestown colony council. In 1846, Elias Howe got a patent for his sewing machine.
In 1960, Hurricane Donna hit the Florida Keys. It was a dangerous Category 4 storm that killed 364 people.
The U.S. Supreme Court told the University of Mississippi to let a black student named James Meredith in.
After a standoff between the federal government and Gov. George C. Wallace in 1963, 20 black students went to public schools in Alabama.
In 1979, four Puerto Rican nationalists who had been jailed for an attack on the U.S. in 1954 were released.