On this day: July 25

Published On: Jul 24 2012 07:34:24 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 25 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

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.

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