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National Taco Day!

If you love Mexican foods and love Tacos, today is your day to celebrate National Taco Day.  This day is observed annually on October 4th.

Tacos have been one of my favorite Mexican food and by most Americans and we are all influenced by the Mexican culture.  Nowadays, there are many Mexican restaurants in America that serves tacos as the main dish and not just for a snack. From regular meat tacos, fish tacos, chicken tacos or anything you can serve on taco shells or tortillas.

Tacos are a traditional Mexican dish consisting of small hand-sized corn or wheat tortilla topped with fillings.  The tortilla is then folded around and eaten by hand.  Fillings can be made of beef, chicken, fish or shrimp, topped with some vegetables, sour cream and cheese, also served with some lime, guacamole and some salsa on the side.

So, today, this is your chance to celebrate Taco Day by heading to your favorite Mexican Restaurants near you, like Chipotle, Chile or just head to Taco Bell and enjoy some of your favorite tacos.  Share on social media what type of tacos you love using #TacoDay.

1970 Janis Joplin dies of a heroin overdose

In the summer of 1966, Janis Joplin was a drifter; four years later, she was a rock-and-roll legend. She’d gone from complete unknown to generational icon on the strength of a single, blistering performance at the Monterey International Pop Festival in the summer of 1967, and she’d followed that up with three years of touring and recording that cemented her status as, in the words of one critic, “second only to Bob Dylan in importance as a creator/recorder/embodiment of her generation’s history and mythology.”

Born in Port Arthur, Texas, in 1943, Janis Joplin made her way to San Francisco in 1966, where she fell in with a local group called Big Brother and the Holding Company. It was with this group that she would become famous, first through her legendary performance of “Ball And Chain” at Monterey and then with the 1968 album Cheap Thrills. She soon split off to launch a solo career, however, her personality and her voice are far too big to be contained within a group.

”I’d rather not sing than sing quiet,” she once said in comparing herself to one of her musical idols. “Billie Holliday was subtle and refined. I’m going to shove that power right into you, right through you and you can’t refuse it.” But if sheer abandon was Janis Joplin’s vocal trademark, she nevertheless always combined it with musicality and authenticity that lent her music a great deal more soul than much of what the psychedelic era produced.

(excerpted from https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/janis-joplin-dies-of-a-heroin-overdose)