National Lumberjack Day
Lumberjacks are mostly North American workers in the logging industry who perform the initial harvesting and transport of trees for ultimate processing into forest products. The term usually refers to a bygone era (before 1945 in the United States) when hand tools were used in harvesting trees. When lumberjack is used, it usually refers to a logger from an earlier time before the advent of chainsaws, feller-bunchers and other modern logging equipment. Being a lumberjack is considered one of the most dangerous occupations in the world.
National Tequila Day
Tequila is a regionally specific distilled beverage made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, 40 miles northwest of Guadalajara, and in the highlands (Los Altos) of the central western Mexican state of Jalisco. Aside from differences in region of origin, tequila is a type of mezcal. The distinction in the method of production is that tequila must use only blue agave plants rather than any type of agave. The red volcanic soil in the region around the city of Tequila is particularly well suited to the growing of the blue agave, and more than 300 million of the plants are harvested there each year. In 2019, the United States was the leading recipient of Mexico’s tequila exports. In that year, the U.S. imported more than 53 million liters of tequila from the country, more than 40 times the amount imported by Germany, Mexico’s second most important tequila export partner.
Today’s Birthdays of Note….
Jennifer Lopez – Actress, Singer & Dancer – 50 – born in Bronx, New York
Amelia Earhart – Aviator – passed at age 39 – born in Atchison, Kansas