On this day: July 25

Published On: Jul 24 2012 06:34:24 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 25 2014 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 - Puerto Rico invasion
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1898: During the Spanish-American War, the United States invades Puerto Rico with a landing at Guánica. As an outcome of the war, Spain ceded Puerto Rico, along with the Philippines and Guam, that were under Spanish sovereignty, to the U.S. under the Treaty of Paris. Fifty-four years later, on the same day, Puerto Rico would officially be declared a self-governing commonwealth of the U.S.

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