George Dewey Biography
Birthday: December 26, 1837 (Capricorn)
Born In: Montpelier, Vermont, United States
George Dewey was an American naval commander, who became the only person in the history of the U.S. to be made the Admiral of the Navy. He is best remembered for securing a win at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish–American War. After briefly studying at the ‘Norwich Military School,’ George joined the ‘United States Naval Academy.’ Toward the beginning of the Civil War, he was made in charge of the ‘USS Mississippi.’ He was part of the Siege of Port Hudson and the capture of New Orleans. Following the Civil War, he was in charge of the ‘Asiatic Squadron’ that clashed with the Spanish forces in April 1898. George led a successful attack on Manila Bay. Following this, he became a national hero and was promoted to Admiral of the Navy. He had planned to run as a ‘Democratic ‘presidential candidate but later withdrew his candidature. He remained on the ‘General Board’ of the ‘U.S. Navy’ till his death.