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 - five star general
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U.S. Army

1866: The United States Congress passes legislation authorizing the five-star rank of general of the Army. Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant was the first to be promoted to this rank.

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