National Day Calendar
July 24, 2022 - National Tequila Day | National Amelia Earhart Day
Welcome to July 24th, 2022 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate legends of the still and the sky.
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 in her day were not supposed to do such things, this adventurous tomboy saved up and bought a bright yellow biplane called The Canary. From there, she blazed a trail across the sky. Charles Lindbergh was the first to complete a solo flight across the Atlantic, but Earhart was the first woman to achieve this mission four years later. Her flight was fraught with complications and after more than 14 hours she landed in Derry, Ireland. This earned her the United States Distinguished Flying Cross. Throughout her life, Earhart broke many records and her disappearance in 1937 while circumnavigating the globe remains a tragic mystery. On National Amelia Earhart Day, celebrate this pioneer who inspired the world with her love of aviation.
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