Thursday, May 05, 2005

Defeat the French and Drink More Tequila

From Encyclopedia Britannica Online edition:
1862: Battle of Puebla commemorated as Cinco de Mayo
On this day, the Mexican army of the government of Benito Juárez, led by General Ignacio Zaragoza, repelled the invading French forces of Napoleon III at the Battle of Puebla. Napoleon was attempting to establish a French satellite in Mexico. In honour of its defender, the city of Puebla was officially renamed Puebla de Zaragoza. The event came to be celebrated as Cinco de Mayo (5th of May), a national holiday in Mexico.

I'll drink to that.
But after my Tequila-fuelled performance at last week's Bar Assocaition meeting, I'll probably have to pass


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