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Today in History: September 10

Microsoft News Slide 2 of 9: Oliver H. Perry is rowed to the Niagara after the destruction of his flagship, The Lawrence, where he continued his fight in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.

1813: The Battle of Lake Erie

In the first unqualified defeat of a British naval squadron in history, U.S. Captain Oliver Hazard Perry leads a fleet of nine American ships to victory over a squadron of six British warships at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.

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