Category: November 03

  • ONE HEALTH DAY – November 3


    On November 3rd, One Health Day promotes efforts worldwide to bring together health disciplines that affect humans, animals, and the environment. The day also recognizes how closely our shared environment impacts human health.

    Did you know that certain animals spread diseases between animals and humans called zoonotic diseases? Some examples of zoonotic diseases include:

    • Zoonotic influenza
    • Salmonellosis
    • West Nile Virus
    • Rabies
    • Brucellosis
    • Lyme disease
    • Plague
    • Malaria

    Coronaviruses are also zoonotic disease. According to investigations, SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans. Another type of coronavirus, the MERS-CoV, was transmitted from camels to humans. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), zoonotic diseases cause millions of death each year.

    About 60 percent of emerging infectious diseases are zoonoses. These kinds of diseases can be found in every part of the world. Countries with the highest number of zoonotic diseases include Ethiopia, Nigeria, Tanzania, and India. Other countries are considered hotspots for emerging zoonotic diseases. These countries include the northeastern United States, the UK and other parts of Western Europe, and Brazil.

    It takes cooperation amongst many groups of people to combat zoonotic diseases. Physicians, veterinarians, pet owners, farmers, ecologists, policymakers, and those who monitor public health threats form the group. The groups hope that working together will better understand zoonotic diseases. Understanding will lead to better control of zoonotic diseases and fewer cases worldwide

    HOW TO OBSERVE #OneHealthDay

    On this day, health organizations, corporations, universities, and individuals worldwide hold a variety of events and activities. These include workshops, seminars, webinars, presentations, and contests. The goal of the events is to enhance human, animal, and environmental health by advancing awareness of the One Health concept.

    To participate:

    • If you’re a student, enter a One Health competition event.
    • Learn more about health threats shared between people, animals, and the environment.
    • Educate yourself on zoonotic diseases.
    • Attend a health-related seminar or workshop in your community.

    Spread awareness for this day on social media with #OneHealthDay.


    The CDC, along with several health organizations worldwide, created One Health Day. They hosted the first event on November 3, 2016, and dedicated it to John Payne Woodall, a pioneer in the field of infectious diseases. He died just days before the event on October 24, 2016. About 37 countries participated during the first year.


  • WORLD JELLYFISH DAY – November 3


    On November 3rd, World Jellyfish Day celebrates this invertebrate that has been on Earth for millions of years. The day also encourages us to learn more about these unique aquatic animals.

    Despite its name, the jellyfish isn’t actually a fish. This is because a fish’s anatomy centers around its spine. A jellyfish, on the other hand, doesn’t even have a spine. In fact, jellyfish don’t have gills, a brain, heart, bones, or blood. Instead, a jellyfish is made up of 95 percent water. They also have skin, through which they absorb oxygen. The body of the jellyfish is called a bell. A jellyfish swims by contracting and relaxing the muscles around this bell. Their tentacles contain stingers, which protect them from prey.

    Jellyfish Facts
    • Some jellyfish can still sting after they are dead.
    • Jellyfish are older than dinosaurs and have been around for over 500 million years.
    • Nearly 2,500 jellyfish polyps made their way to space aboard Space Shuttle Columbia in 1991.
    • Some jellyfish tentacles measure 10 feet long and contain 5,000 stinging cells.
    • Jellyfish are found in all five oceans.
    • There are over 200 species of jellyfish and some of them are edible.
    • A group of jellyfish is called a bloom, swarm, or smack.
    • Jellyfish eat crabs, fish, and tiny plants and digest their food very quickly.

    Some jellyfish are pink, yellow, blue, purple, and other vibrant colors. Jellyfish are usually luminescent, which makes them especially beautiful. If you spot one, don’t get too captivated by its beauty. If you do, you may be in danger of getting stung. Some jellyfish stings are very painful, but others can be deadly. This is especially true of the box jellyfish. This type of jellyfish is usually found in Australia, the Philippines, and the central Pacific Ocean. If you do happen to get stung by a jellyfish, rinse the affected area with vinegar. You can also try to pluck the tentacles from the skin with tweezers.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #WorldJellyfishDay

    On this day, aquariums all around the world host special jellyfish exhibits. It’s also a day for marine biologists and aquarists to educate the general public about this unique invertebrate. To participate:

    • Besides jellyfish, name other kinds of animals that are invertebrates.
    • Check out the jellyfish exhibit at your local zoo or aquarium.
    • Read a book that features jellyfish to your kids, such as Peanut Butter and Jellyfish, Spencer and Vincent, The Jellyfish Brothers, or I Am Not a Fish!
    • Watch the documentary, Vicious Beauties: The Secret Life of the Jellyfish.

    Find a photo or video of jellyfish and share it on social media with #WorldJellyfishDay.


    World Jellyfish Day has been observed on November 3rd since 2014.


  • NATIONAL JERSEY FRIDAY – First Friday in November



    On the first Friday in November, express your fandom for your favorite professional players on National Jersey Friday by wearing your team’s jersey!


    Every weekend during the fall, football fever sweeps the nation, from youth leagues to the professional ranks. Fans from all over the country gather to support their favorite players and teams, sparking a sense of community built upon childhood memories, fantasy football leagues and age-old rivalries and traditions.

    On this holiday, everyone has the unique opportunity to ignite a new tradition by wearing their favorite player’s jersey to school, work and at home. Gear up and celebrate Jersey Friday!


    Sport your favorite professional player’s jersey! Show your spirit by using #JerseyFriday to post on social media with you and your friends.

    Try these other fun ways to celebrate:

    • Host a player look-alike contest.
    • Make your own jersey using fabric paints and colored markers.
    • Share your pictures and videos from local events.


    The National Football League Players Association founded National Jersey Friday to bring fans together on a single day in November and celebrate by wearing their favorite football player’s jersey.

    In 2016, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the day to be observed on the first Friday in November, annually.

    Jersey FAQ

    Q. When did athletes start wearing uniforms?
    A. Athletes wear uniforms so they can be identified as a member of their team. Soccer is one of the oldest sports played in the world. It is also one of the first sports to start using matching uniforms.

    Q. What is the line of scrimmage in football?
    A. The line of scrimmage is where play ended on the previous play and where the ball will be placed for the next play. Players from the opposing teams line up on either side of this imaginary line and cannot cross it until the ball is snapped.

    Q. How many players are allowed on the field in football?
    A. In professional, college and most high school gridiron games, each team fields 11 players. However, smaller schools will play 9-man or 8-man football when school size negates fielding 11 players.

    Q. How many yards are there between the end zones in football?
    A. There are 100 yards between the end zones in football. The end zones add an extra 10 yards to the field at either end.

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    National Housewife’s Day | November 3
    National Housewife’s Day | November 3


    National Housewife’s Day sets aside November 3rd to recognize the millions of hardworking housewives. The day honors the stay-at-home moms who take care of the children and the home. It’s a 24/7 job that sometimes does not get the thank you that is much deserved.


    The term housewife is an old term stemming from the days when most families were supported by one income. The father worked, and the mother stayed home to take care of the house and the children. These days, usually both parents work outside the home. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, in 61 % of households with children, both parents work outside the home.   

    The age of the children impacts how much a parent stays home. And it isn’t always the mother who stays home. Sometimes it’s the dad. So, househusbands are on the rise. Cheers to you, too! However, current statistics are difficult to find.

    Even so, those who stay home and manage a household have a difficult task. Those who stay home are considered to be domestic engineers, managing budgets, children, and organizing the life of the house.


    On National Housewife Day, honor the housewife in your family or a housewife that you know. Use #NationalHousewifesDay to post on social media.


    National Day Calendar continues researching the origins of this domestic holiday.




    Whether you stack it high or thin, National Sandwich Day on November 3rd recognizes one of America’s favorite lunch items.


    The sandwich is believed to be the namesake of John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, following the claim that he was the inventor of the sandwich. No matter who invented it, we celebrate every kind of sandwich. 

    While the modern sandwich is believed to be named after John Montagu, the exact circumstances of its invention and original use are the subject of debate.  There is a rumor in a contemporary travel book titled Tour to London, by Pierre Jean Grosley, that formed the popular myth that bread and meat sustained Lord Sandwich at the gambling table.  It is said that Lord Sandwich was a very conversant gambler and did not take the time to have a meal during his long hours playing at the card table.  When hungry, he would ask his servants to bring him slices of meat between two slices of bread.  This practice was a habit that was well known to his gambling friends who soon began to order “the same as Sandwich,” and from this, the sandwich was born.

    N.A.M. Rodger, who wrote Sandwich’s biography, suggests that because of Sandwich’s commitment to the navy, politics, and the arts, the first sandwich was more likely to have been consumed at his work desk.

    Before being known as sandwiches, the food seems just to have been called bread and meat or bread and cheese.

    Types of Sandwiches

    In the United States alone, we have some pretty delicious sandwich inventions. The cheesesteak and sloppy joe are American classics. Don’t forget the muffuletta or the Monte Cristo. We love our Po boys and grilled cheese, pork tenderloins, and po’boys, too. However, we can’t forget some of these other absolutely delicious options:

    • BLT
    • Club
    • Dagwood
    • French Dip
    • Peanut Butter and Jelly
    • Pilgrim


    Go out for a sandwich with a friend !

    Use #NationalSandwichDay to post on social media.

    Find Sandwich Day Deals here!


    National Day Calendar® continues researching the origins of this tasty food holiday. However, John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, was born on November 3, 1718. 

    Sandwich FAQ

    Q. How do I keep my sandwich from getting soggy when I pack it for lunch?
    A. Spread a little bit of butter on each slice before adding the other ingredients. The butter will act as a barrier to prevent moisture from the other ingredients from making your bread soggy. Other options include:

    • Pack the juicer ingredients (like tomatoes) separately and add them to your sandwich at work.
    • Choose a sturdier bread to make your sandwich.
    • Add a layer of lettuce, bean sprouts or cheese to act as a barrier between the bread and the juicier ingredients.

    Q. How can I spice up my sandwich routine?
    A. Visit your local deli and try different meats and cheeses for your sandwiches. Skip the iceberg lettuce and mix it up with butterhead, romaine, arugula, or radicchio. You can also add seasonings to your spread. If you like mayo, add some garlic, lime juice, and sriracha for something different. Substitute the mayo for avocado seasoned with a garlic herb mix.

    Q. Are there other sandwich days on the calendar?
    A. Yes! Check out these tasty holidays:

    French Dip Day
    Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day
    Cheesesteak Day

    November 3rd Celebrated History


    J.T. Alden receives patent No. 40,451 for an improved method of drying yeast for the purpose of breadmaking.


    John Willis Menard becomes the first African-American elected to a Congressional seat, filling a seat in the House vacated by the late James Mann. Elected from the state of Louisiana, the new Representative never took the seat as a result of an objection from his opponent, Caleb Hunt. Hunt questioned Menard’s right to even hold the seat. In the end, the House left the seat vacant until the next election.


    Necessity drove Almon Strowger to invent the automated telephone. After losing some business, the undertaker discovered his competition’s wife was one of the local telephone operators. By inventing the phone that dialed the necessary party directly, Strowger eliminated the need for an operator. Eventually, Strowger pursued manufacturing the automatic telephone exchange, and it became widely used by telephone companies.


    Laika becomes the first living creature to orbit the Earth. The husky mixed-breed dog never returned to Earth, however.


    Washington D.C. residents vote in a presidential election for the first time. They overwhelmingly voted for Democratic incumbent Lyndon B. Johnson over Barry Goldwater, setting a trend that has never changed.


    The news program Good Morning America, hosted by David Hartman and Nancy Dussault, premiered on ABC.


    Thunder Law of the Harlem Globetrotters set a world record for the farthest basketball show made backward. The 82 feet 2-inch shot broke the previous record by 10 feet.

    November 3rd Celebrated Birthdays

    William Cullen Bryant – 1794

    The American poet and journalist authored several collections of poetry and is one of the country’s most regarded poets.

    Adolf Dassler – 1900

    In 1949, the German cobbler founded the sportswear company Adidas.

    Bob Feller – 1918

    Nicknames like Rapid Robert, Bullet Bob, and The Heater from Van Meter quickly sum up the pitching style of Bob Feller. Spending 18 years with the Cleveland Indians, Feller’s wicked fastball kept batters pacing the distance between the dugout and the plate. In 1941, Feller put his career on hold when he enlisted, becoming the first player to volunteer for World War II.

    Elizabeth P. Hoisington – 1918

    In 1970, Hoisington and Anna May Hays became the first women promoted to brigadier general.

    Charles Bronson – 1921

    The rugged actor is known for films such as Death Wish and Magnificent Seven.

    Harrison McCain – 1927

    In 1956, the entrepreneur founded McCain Foods, one of the largest distributors of frozen foods.

    Godzilla – 1954

    In 1954, the giant lizard made his film debut in Ishiro Honda’s film by the same name.

    Michael Evans – 1949

    The actor is best known for his role as Lionel Jefferson in the television sitcoms All in the Family and The Jeffersons.