On this day: July 25

Published On: Jul 24 2012 06:34:24 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 25 2016 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 - Civil War
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1861: The United States Congress passes the Crittenden-Johnson Resolution, stating that the Civil War is being fought to preserve the Union and not to end slavery.

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