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Calendar for May 25th, 2013

Full Flower Moon

Flowers spring forth in abundance this month. Some Algonquin tribes knew this full Moon as the Corn Planting Moon or the Milk Moon.

1780s

  • 1787: First formal meeting of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, which, in the next few months, ended up writing a new constitution for the United States instead of revising the Articles of Confederation

  • 1790s

  • 1793: Father Stephen Badin became first Catholic priest ordained in the U.S.

  • 1800s

  • Born 1803: Ralph Waldo Emerson (poet)

  • 1870s

  • 1875: Grace Annie Lockhart became the first woman in the British Empire to receive a bachelor's degree in science and English literature. She graduated from Mount Allison College (now University) in Sackville, New Brunswick

  • Born 1878: Bill "Bojangles" Robinson (tap dancer)

  • 1890s

  • Died 1899: Rosa Bonheur (painter, sculptor)

  • 1930s

  • 1935: At Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Babe Ruth hit the 714th, and last, home run of his career

  • 1940s

  • Born 1944: Frank Oz (puppeteer, director)

  • 1948: Andrew Moyer patented method for mass production of penicillin

  • 1950s

  • 1950: New York City's Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel was formally opened to traffic

  • 1960s

  • Born 1963: Mike Myers (actor)

  • 1970s

  • Born 1973: Demetri Martin (comedian)

  • 1977: Star Wars was released in theaters

  • 1980s

  • 1981: Daniel Goodwin climbed Chicago's Sears Tower using suction cups

  • 1986: Nearly 5.5 million people joined hands to form a human chain across the U.S. The event, Hands Across America, was designed to raise funds for the poor and homeless

  • 1990s

  • 1990: Gary Stewart of California set the record for consecutive pogo jumps at 177,737 in 20 hours, 20 minutes

  • 1992: Jay Leno officially replaced Johnny Carson as host of The Tonight Show

  • 2000s

  • Died 2005: Ismail Merchant (filmmaker)

  • Died 2007: Charles Nelson Reilly (actor)

  • 2010s

  • 2011: New York Yankees Mariano Rivera became the first major league pitcher to make 1,000 appearances with the same team


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