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On this day: July 25

POSTED: 04:34 PM PDT Jul 24, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 24, 2013 

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 cedes 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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