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On this day: July 25

Published On: Jul 24 2012 06:34:24 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 25 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

America gives its Army generals five stars, a family favorite amusement park ride is patented, Dylan plugs in, and Roseanne "sings," all on this day.

OTD July 25 - five star general
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U.S. Army

1866: The United States Congress passes legislation authorizing the five-star rank of general of the Army. Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant becomes the first to be promoted to this rank.

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