Highlights from history: Sept. 10 Sep 10, 2019 0 Facebook Twitter SMS Email Print Save Highlights from major events that happened around the world on this day in history. 1813: Battle of Lake Erie On Sept. 10, 1813, an American naval force commanded by Oliver H. Perry defeated the British in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. (Afterward, Perry sent the message, "We have met the enemy and they are ours.") ASSOCIATED PRESS 1912: Edgar Rice Burroughs In 1912, the jungle character Tarzan made his debut as "Tarzan of the Apes" by Edgar Rice Burroughs was first published in The All-Story magazine. ASSOCIATED PRESS 1919: John J. Pershing In 1919, New York City welcomed home Gen. John J. Pershing and 25,000 soldiers who'd served in the U.S. First Division during World War I. AP 1935: Huey P. Long In 1935, Sen. Huey P. Long died in Baton Rouge two days after being shot in the Louisiana state Capitol, allegedly by Dr. Carl Weiss. ASSOCIATED PRESS 1960: Hurricane Donna In 1960, Hurricane Donna, a dangerous Category 4 storm eventually blamed for 364 deaths, struck the Florida Keys. Jim Kerlin 1962: James Meredith In 1962, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the University of Mississippi to admit James Meredith, a black student. ASSOCIATED PRESS 1963: Alabama public schools In 1963, 20 black students entered Alabama public schools following a standoff between federal authorities and Gov. George C. Wallace. Anonymous 1979: Puerto Rican nationalists In 1979, four Puerto Rican nationalists imprisoned for a 1954 attack on the U.S. House of Representatives and a 1950 attempt on the life of President Harry S. Truman were freed from prison after being granted clemency by President Jimmy Carter. John Filo 1987: Pope John Paul II & Ronald Reagan In 1987, Pope John Paul II arrived in Miami, where he was welcomed by President Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan as he began a 10-day tour of the United States. BOB DAUGHERTY 1991: Clarence Thomas In 1991, the Senate Judiciary Committee opened hearings on the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court. Doug Mills 1998: Bill Clinton In 1998, President Clinton met with members of his Cabinet to apologize, ask forgiveness and promise to improve as a person in the wake of the Monica Lewinsky scandal. ASSOCIATED PRESS 2000: "Cats" In 2000, the musical "Cats" closed on Broadway after 7,485 performances. STEPHN CHERNIN 2000: Bob Knight In 2000, controversial basketball coach Bob Knight was fired by Indiana University for what was called a pattern of unacceptable behavior. TOM STRATTMAN 2000: Marat Safin In 2000, Marat Safin (mah-RAHT' SA'-fihn) beat Pete Sampras 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 to become the first Russian to win the U.S. Open. MARK LENNIHAN 2006: Eli & Peyton Manning In 2006, Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts defeated Eli Manning and the New York Giants 26-21 in the first NFL game to feature two brothers starting at quarterback. MEL EVANS 2009: Health Care Heckling Ten years ago: President Barack Obama said he'd accepted Republican Rep. Joe Wilson's apology for shouting "You lie!" during the president's health-care speech to Congress. Harry Hamburg 2009: Hurricane Florence One year ago: Florence exploded into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane as it closed in on North and South Carolina with winds up to 140 mph. HOGP 2014: Barack Obama Five years ago: During a prime-time address, President Barack Obama announced he was authorizing airstrikes inside Syria for the first time along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of a "steady, relentless effort" to root out Islamic State extremists. 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