Today in History: September 10, Perry defeats the British

Today in History

Today is Saturday, September 10, the 253rd day of 2022. There are 112 days left in the year.

Today’s highlight in the story:

On September 10, 1813, an American naval force under Oliver H. Perry defeated the British in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. (Subsequently, Perry sent the message: “We have met the enemy and they are ours.”

To this date :

In 1608, John Smith was elected president of the council of the colony of Jamestown in Virginia.

In 1846, Elias Howe obtained a patent for his sewing machine.

In 1960, Hurricane Donna, a dangerous Category 4 storm responsible for 364 deaths, hit the Florida Keys.

In 1962, the United States Supreme Court ordered the University of Mississippi to admit James Meredith, a black student.

In 1963, 20 black students entered public schools in Alabama following a confrontation between federal authorities and Governor George C. Wallace.

In 1979, four Puerto Rican nationalists imprisoned for an attack on the United States House of Representatives in 1954 and an attack on President Harry S. Truman in 1950 were released from prison after winning clemency from President Jimmy Carter.

In 1987, Pope John Paul II arrived in Miami, where he was greeted by President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan as he embarked on a 10-day tour of the United States.

In 1991, the Senate Judiciary Committee opened hearings on the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court of the United States.

In 1998, President Clinton met with members of his cabinet to apologize, ask for forgiveness, and promise to improve as a person in the wake of the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

In 2005, cadaver dogs and shiploads of forensic officers fanned out across New Orleans to recover bodies left behind by Hurricane Katrina; cleanup crews towed away abandoned cars and even started preparing a hotel for reopening.

In 2015, New York State approved phasing in the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour — the first time a state has set such a high minimum.

In 2016, John Hinckley Jr., the man who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981, was permanently released from a Washington mental hospital. (Hinckley would be released from judicial oversight in June 2022.)

Ten years ago: An airstrike killed al-Qaeda’s No. 2 in Yemen and six others traveling with him in a breakthrough for US-backed efforts to cripple the terror network’s operations in the impoverished Arab nation. Chicago teachers have gone on a seven-day strike, idling nearly 400,000 students in the nation’s third-largest school district. Andy Murray became the first Briton since 1936 to win a Grand Slam title, beating defending champion Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich), 7-6 (10), 7-5, 2- 6, 3-6, 6-2 to win the US Open in five grueling sets.

Five years ago: After cutting a trail of destruction across the Caribbean, Hurricane Irma ripped through the Florida Keys as a Category 4 storm with winds of 130 mph; it would destroy 1,200 homes and damage another 3,000 in the Keys. As Irma headed toward Georgia, Atlanta was under a tropical storm warning for the first time. While returning from Colombia, Pope Francis called on President Donald Trump to reconsider his decision to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation; he said anyone who considers themselves “pro-life” should keep families together. Miss North Dakota Cara Mund was crowned Miss America in Atlantic City, NJ, after she said in an onstage interview that President Donald Trump was wrong to pull the US out of the Paris climate accord .

A year ago: Republican leaders threatened responses ranging from legal action to civil disobedience after President Joe Biden’s aggressive push to demand that millions of American workers get vaccinated against the coronavirus. New US studies have shown that COVID-19 vaccines remained highly effective against hospitalizations and deaths, even when treated with the extra-contagious delta variant. A judge has ruled that a 19-year-old Wisconsin woman who admitted to helping stab a classmate when she was 12 to please online horror character Slender Man could be released from a prison. mental health where she had spent almost four years.

Today’s birthdays: Actor Greg Mullavey turns 89. Jazz vibraphonist Roy Ayers is 82 years old. Actor Tom Ligon is 82 years old. Singer Danny Hutton (Three Dog Night) is 80 years old. Singer Jose Feliciano is 77 years old. Actor Judy Geeson is 74 years old. Former Canadian first lady Margaret Trudeau is 74 years old. Political commentator Bill O’Reilly is 73 years old. Rock musician Joe Perry (Aerosmith) is 72 years old. Country singer Rosie Flores is 72 years old. Actress Amy Irving is 69 years old. Senator Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., is 68. Actor -director Clark Johnson is 68 years old. Actor Kate Burton is 65 years old. Director Chris Columbus is 64 years old. Actor Colin Firth is 62 years old. Singer and rock musician David Lowery (Cracker) is 62 years old. Actor Sean O’Bryan is 59 years old. Baseball Hall of Famer Randy Johnson is 59 years old. Actor Raymond Cruz is 58 years old. Rock musician Stevie D. (Buckcherry) is 56 years old. Rock singer-musician Miles Zuniga (Fastball) is 56 years old. Actor Nina Repeta (NY’-nuh ruh-PEHT’-ah) is 55. Rapper Big Daddy Kane is 54. Director Guy Ritchie is 54 years old. Actor Johnathon Schaech (shehk) is 53 years old. Contemporary Christian singer Sara Groves is 50 years old. Actor Ryan Phillippe (FIHL’-ih-pee) is 48 years old. Actor Kyle Bornheimer is 47 years old. Actor Jacob Young is 43 years old. Rock musician Mikey Way (My Chemical Romance) is 42 years old. Olympic bronze medal figure skater Timothy Goebel (GAY’-bul) is 42 years old. Ballerina Misty Copeland is 40 years old. MLB All-Star first baseman Joey Votto (VAH’-toh) is 39 years old. Rock musician Matthew Followill (Kings of Leon) is 38 years old. Singer Ashley Monroe (Pistol Annies) is 36 years old. MLB All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is 35. Singer Sanjaya Malakar (san-JY’-uh MA’-luh-kar) (“American Idol”) is 33 years old. Actor Chandler Massey is 32 years old. Actress Hannah Hodson is 31 years old. Actor Gabriel Bateman is 18 years old.

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