On this day: July 25

POSTED: 04:34 PM PDT Jul 24, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jul 24, 2016 

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 - Lanoe Hawker
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R.A.F. photo

1915: Royal Flying Corps Capt. Lanoe Hawker becomes the first British military aviator, and third overall, to earn the Victoria Cross, for defeating three German two-seat observation aircraft in one day, over the Western Front during World War I.


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