National Beer Day / National Public Television Day

National Beer Day

April 7

National Beer Day marks the day that the Cullen–Harrison Act was enacted leading to the Eighteenth Amendment being repealed which dealt with prohibition. When the new laws went into effect on April 7, 1933, 1.5 million barrels of beer were consumed. Beer is the third-most popular drink on Earth, after water and tea. Beer is by far the most popular alcoholic drink in the world. In 2016, people consumed nearly 50 billion gallons of beer worldwide. In 2017, the average U.S. citizen over 21 consumed 26.9 gallons of beer. However, the United States doesn’t even make the top 10 in terms of overall beer drinking.  The Czech Republic consumes the most beer per capita of any country in the world, and China consumes the most overall.  The earliest evidence of beer making was found in western Iran, dating back to 3,500 BC.

National Public Television Day

April 7

This day commemorates the importance of the Public Broadcasting System in our lives. It is a nonprofit organization and the most prominent provider of educational television programming to public television stations in the United States. PBS began operations on October 5, 1970, taking over many of the functions of its predecessor, National Educational Television (NET). Unlike the five major commercial broadcast television networks in the United States, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and The CW, PBS is technically not a network but a program distributor that provides television content and related services to its member stations.

Today’s Birthdays of Note….

Jackie Chan – Actor – born in Hong Kong

James Garner – Actor – born in Norman, Oklahoma


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