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This Day in History: 1943-07-25

The 1st warship named after an African American launched – USS Leonard Roy Harmon, a Buckley class destroyer.  Benito Mussolini dismissed as Italian Premier and arrested on the authority of King Victor Emmanuel III.  (Mussolini was later rescued by the Nazis, and reasserted his authority.)  Opposition group Zwaantje forms in Delfzijl, Netherlands.   Royal Air Force (RAF) bombs Fokker airplane factory in Amsterdam.

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