July 24, 2020 – National Tequila Day | National Amelia Earhart Day

Some legends require liquid courage. Others are born brave. Which one are you?

Welcome to July 24th, 2020 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate legends of the still and the sky.  More after the break from Marlo Anderson.

Tequila dates back to the 16th century when Cortez and his Spanish conquistadors arrived in North America.  While they didn’t think much of the fermented mezcal wine, the Spanish introduced the copper still and a legendary improvement was forged.  Today the production of tequila is protected by law in Mexico and must be produced in the town for which it is named in the State of Jalisco.  While a few other regions can claim the same rights, all other agave based spirits are called mezcal.  However you serve up National Tequila Day, be sure to celebrate responsibly.  

At age 10, Amelia Mary Earhart knew she wanted to fly an airplane. While women weren’t supposed to do such things in the 1920’s this adventurous tomboy saved up and bought a bright yellow biplane called The Canary and blazed a trail across the sky.  She became the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean in 1928 and four years later, made the same flight solo. Amelia racked up numerous records until 1937 when she set off to fly around the world. Her disappearance over the Pacific remains a mystery to this day. On National Amelia Earhart Day, we honor the legend of aviation who reminds us to keep chasing our dreams no matter where they go. 

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