1) George Dewey
, Autobiography of George Dewey
: Admiral of the Navy (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1913), 240.
At 5:41 AM on 1 May 1898, sixty-year-old Commodore George Dewey
cemented his place in history books with his famous command to the captain of his flagship, the protected cruiser USS Olympia (C-6): "You may fire when you are ready, Grldley.
Born in New York City, he served in the Navy for eight years, inspired by his great-grandfather, Admiral George Dewey
is an investment banking director for Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.
There are floor machines, 6 feet tall and graced by portraits of Admiral George Dewey
We were taught in grade school to rejoice that Admiral George Dewey
on May 1, 1898, sunk the Spanish fleet in the Bay of Manila and seized the islands that Spain had exploited for over 300 years.
When the Spanish authorities in Manila yielded the capital of the Philippine Islands to American forces under Admiral George Dewey
in August 1898, they knew the game was up and they much preferred to surrender to the Americans than to the native Filipino nationalists who were waging a guerrilla war against them.
At the Battle of Manila Bay, the six-ship Asiatic squadron of Commodore George Dewey
decisively defeated a larger but outgunned and underprepared Spanish fleet.
Sources: Dewey, George, Autobiography of George Dewey
, Admiral of the Navy.
On May 1 Admiral George Dewey
won the resounding victory of Manila Bay, as a result of which the Philippines--then ruled by Spain--fell into American hands.
Americans still teach their young that Admiral George Dewey
won the Philippines from the Spanish during a glorious battle in Manila Bay.
Jacqueline was born June 28, 1936, to George Dewey
and Euna May (Robinson) Matheney.
Trivia: Aristocrat Restaurant on Roxas Boulevard, then called Dewey Boulevard in Manila, was first named George Dewey
On May 1, 1898, Commodore George Dewey
gave the command, ''You may fire when you are ready, Gridley,'' as an American naval force destroyed a Spanish squadron in Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War.
Henderson II of Hollandale and granddaughter of Mr.