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Calendar for April 25th, 2013

Full Pink Moon

This full Moon heralded the appearance of the moss pink, or wild ground phlox (one of the first spring flowers). It is also known as the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and the Fish Moon. Historically, Native Americans living in what is now the northern and eastern United States kept track of the seasons by giving a distinctive name to each full Moon. This name was used to refer to the entire month in which the Moon occurred. With some variations, the same Moon names were used throughout the Algonquian tribes from New England to Lake Superior.


  • 1901: New York became first state to require auto license plates

  • 1910s

  • Born 1918: Ella Fitzgerald (singer)

  • 1920s

  • Born 1923: Melissa Hayden (ballerina)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1940: Al Pacino (actor)

  • 1944: United Negro College Fund was incorporated

  • Born 1946: Talia Shire (actress)

  • 1950s

  • 1950: The board game Scrabble trademark was registered

  • 1959: St. Lawrence Seaway completed. (It was dedicated on June 26.)

  • 1960s

  • Born 1964: Hank Azaria (actor)

  • Born 1969: Renee Zellweger (actress)

  • 1970s

  • Born 1970: Jason Lee (actor)

  • 1990s

  • Died 1995: Ginger Rogers (dancer & actress)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2002: Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes (rap artist)

  • 2003: “Purple People Bridge” reopened, Cincinnati

  • Died 2007: Bobby "Boris" Pickett (singer best known for the Billboard hit Monster Mash)

  • Died 2009: Bea Arthur (actress)

  • 2010s

  • 2013: Partial eclipse of the Moon.

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