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 - Vincente Minnelli
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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

1986: Stage and film director Vincente Minnelli, famous for directing such classic movie musicals as "Meet Me in St. Louis," "The Band Wagon," "An American in Paris" and "Gigi," dies of emphysema and pneumonia at age 83 in Beverly Hills, California. He was married to Judy Garland from 1945 until 1951 and they were the parents of Liza Minnelli. He won an Academy Award for Best Director for "Gigi" and was also nominated for "An American in Paris."

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