Category: November 07



    Every year on November 7th, International Merlot Day celebrates one of the world’s most popular red wines. It’s also a day to encourage those who have never had merlot to give it a try.

    The word “merlot” is thought to be a diminutive of merle. This is the French name for the blackbird, which most likely refers to the color of the grape. Merlot wine was first produced in Bordeaux, France. Some mistakenly think that a different grape, cabernet sauvignon, is the most widely planted in Bordeaux. This is not the case, however. More hectares in Bordeaux are devoted to growing Merlot than any other grape. In Italy, Merlot is the 5th most planted grape. The grape is the 2nd most widely planted grape in Israel.

    Besides Bordeaux, Italy, and Israel, other regions that produce Merlot include:

    • California
    • Washington
    • Chile
    • Australia
    • Canada
    • South Africa
    • Greece
    • Mexico

    Wine experts describe the flavor of Merlot as a dark fruit flavor. These fruits include black cherry, blackberry, plum, and raspberry. These fruity flavors are layered with herbal tones as well as an undertones of vanilla and mocha. It is not a sweet wine, however. Merlot is a dry wine that some would consider bitter. This bitter taste comes from the skin of the grapes during the winemaking process.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #InternationalMerlotDay

    On this day, liquor stores, bars, and restaurants feature different kinds of Merlot and offer special discounts on bottles of wine. Merlot lovers gather together and celebrate their favorite wine. Wine-tasting events and winemaking demonstrations are also popular on this day. If you have never tried Merlot, today is the perfect day to give it a try. Sit back with a glass of wine and enjoy one of these movies that features this popular beverage:

    • Sideways
    • A Walk in the Clouds
    • Bottle Shock
    • You Will Be My Son
    • A Good Year
    • Somm
    • Uncorked

    You can also share this day on social media with #InternationalMerlotDay.


    Our team is still researching the origins of this day.



    On November 7th, celebrate the most popular anti-aging skincare ingredient with National Retinol Day!


    Did you know that retinol is one of the most searched skincare ingredients in the world? As the gold-standard for anti-aging ingredients, retinol is consistently recommended by dermatologists and heralded for its transformative effects on skin.

    Retinol is a retinoid, a derivative of Vitamin A, and works by boosting skin’s renewal process and helps to diminish signs of aging including lines & wrinkles, sagging skin, and uneven tone and texture.
    It is also one of the most tested ingredients, which means scientists continue to improve the effectiveness of this popular skincare ingredient year after year.


    There are several ways to celebrate National Retinol Day and add the anti-aging ingredient to your skincare routine!

    Follow RoC Skincare’s Instagram handle (@RoCSkincare) to stay up to date on the latest with their top retinol products, learn more about retinol benefits, and participate in giveaways. From November 1st – 7th, you can also get 25% off all retinol products on with promo code RETINOL22 (excludes gift sets and gift cards). Additionally, with any purchase over
    $35, you’ll receive a free 7ct Line Smoothing Serum Deluxe sample.

    Join the conversation by using #NationalRetinolDay on social media.


    RoC® Skincare founded National Retinol Day in 2021 – the year of their 25th anniversary of stabilizing the ingredient they helped optimize and make easily available to consumers. As the leader in retinol, RoC® is launching National Retinol Day to celebrate their most beloved ingredient.

    The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the first National Retinol Day to be observed on November 7, 2021, and every year thereafter.

    About RoC Skincare

    RoC® was the first to discover the method for stabilizing retinol, combining it with other ingredients, like antioxidants, minerals and boosters, to make it safe and effective for daily use. RoC® has been perfecting this formula for more than 25 years with over 100 clinical studies, 75 safety studies, and 35 patents. RoC® is one of the only skincare brands to have completed a one-year clinical study proving that the benefits of RoC® Retinol formulas increase with time and do not plateau. Every formula is scientifically crafted and clinically tested to ensure the best quality and efficacy.

    Year after year, RoC® formulas are dermatologist-recommended, recognized by industry leaders and beloved by consumers – as proven by its status of being the #1 Most Awarded Retinol Brand in America and the brand’s eye cream being the #1 selling Retinol Eye Cream in the U.S.



    Every year on November 7th, the International Day of Medical Physics raises awareness about the role that physics play regarding patient care. It’s also a day to acknowledge important medical physicists throughout history.

    Physics is the science that studies matter, motion, an energy. It’s known as one of the most fundamental scientific disciplines. The main goal of physics is to study how the universe behaves. The study of physics is very beneficial to humans. Thanks to physics, we learn about how electricity, sound, gravity, inertia, and heat works. Medicine is another area that physics benefits humans. Sometimes the use of medicine in physics is referred to as biomedical physics or applied physics in medicine.

    One area in which physics greatly benefits medicine is radiology and nuclear medicine. Both of these areas of medicine allow for important diagnostic tests, such as MRI, CT scans, x-rays, and ultrasounds. These kinds of tests make it possible to see the inside of the body, which is invaluable for a proper diagnosis. Radiation therapy is another area of great importance as it helps in the treatment of cancer.
    Medical physics has also helped further research, testing, and treatment in other areas of medicine. These areas include cardiology, neurophysiology, audiology, and physiological monitoring.

    HOW TO OBSERVE #InternationalDayOfMedicalPhysics

    Every year, medical physicists around the world celebrate this day with live webinars, educational seminars, and conferences. To participate:

    • Learn more about how X-rays and other medical imaging tests work.
    • Thank the radiologists in your community hospital for their hard work and dedication.
    • Read about famous medical physicists in modern-day history, such as Caridad Borras, David W Townsend, Dr. Eiichi Tanaka, Maryellen L. Giger, and Godfrey Hounsfield.
    • Watch the documentary “The Genius of Marie Curie: The Woman Who Lit Up the World” or the film, “Radioactive.”

    Share this day on social media with #InternationalDayOfMedicalPhysics.


    The International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP) has organized this annual event since 2012. They chose November 7th as on this date in 1867 physicist Marie Sklodowska-Curie was born in Poland. Also known as Madame Curie, she is best known for her pioneering research on radioactivity.

    Past themes for the day have included:
    2021: Communicating the Role of Medical Physicists to the Public
    2020: Medical Physicist as a Health Professional
    2019: It’s a Medical Physics World!
    2018: Medical Physics for Patient Benefit


  • JOB ACTION DAY – First Monday in November



    Job Action Day on the first Monday in November redefines the opportunities in the career world. Celebrate by exploring your options.


    You don’t have to be dissatisfied with your career to participate in the employment-focused day. Gainfully employed, looking, or contemplating a career change, it’s important to always be prepared and keep your options open. Inspecting the current job market can be a valuable tool, whether you’re curious or not.

    This national day encourages us to get the tools and resources to master a new job search and land the career of our dreams! It’s also possible to learn how to make the job you have into your dream job. Whichever path you are on, Job Action Day is about exploring the different opportunities available, maybe even ones you didn’t know were there.

    It’s important for job seekers to have all the tools they need to find the careers they are looking for. Explore your options, expand them, and empower yourself to grab that dream job.

    Are you employed but seeking a change? Examine the options available to you. Are you in the right career? Find out what’s out there and how to go in that direction. New technologies, training, and innovations require advanced approaches to employment all the time. Find the tools to go there.


    Make a difference in your career path. Whether you’re seeking change, advancement, or recognition, do something about it!

    Visit LiveCareer to find out more and find events near you. Use #JobActionDay to share on social media.


    The Quintcareers founded Job Action Day in 2008.

    Job FAQ

    Q. If I’m not looking for a new job, should I keep my resume updated?
    A. Yes. Your resume is a priority tool in a job search. You never know when opportunity will knock, or when the job market will shift. If you’re frustrated or trying to update it last minute, you might forget valuable information.

    Q. My boss asked me to take on a new role. I don’t know anything about this area of the business. Should I take it?
    A. You’re boss wouldn’t be asking you to take on new responsibilities if your boss didn’t think you had it in you. Taking on new projects, skills and opportunities are one of the best ways to advance your career and improve your knowledge base.

    Q. Will a mentor help me in my career?
    A. The right mentor will help you improve and advance in your career. The mentor/mentee relationship is symbiotic. You get support to improve your skills and career advice and the mentor gets leadership experience. You both will need to work together to achieve your goals.

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  • COLOR THE WORLD ORANGE DAY – First Monday in November



    The first Monday in November is dedicated to bringing awareness to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy with Color the World Orange Day.


    Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (CRPS) involves high levels of nerve impulses sent to an affected site in the body. Medical experts believe the condition is a result of a dysfunction in the central or peripheral nervous system.

    Symptoms vary in severity and usually occur more in women than men. Pain can be intense or worsen over time. In the event of an injury, CRPS can flair and spread beyond the site of the injury.

    Other symptoms include:

    • stiff and swollen joints
    • decreased mobility
    • changes in hair and nail growth
    • skin changes – color, texture, and temperature may be affected

    There is no specific test or cure for CRPS. Treatment focuses on pain relief, physical therapy, and psychotherapy.

    Everyone is encouraged to wear orange, organize an event or participate in one to help spread awareness.  Visit the website or the Facebook page to find out more on how to participate.


    Plan an event in your community to show support for those with CRPS.

    • Organize your school to wear orange.
    • Plan an orange walk to raise money for research.
    • Have an orange bakesale.
    • Wear orange ribbons to show your support.
    • Read about CRPS to learn about the symptoms and treatments.
    • Ask what you can do to help someone with CRPS.

    Visit the CTWO Facebook and website for ideas on ways to Color the World Orange.  Use #CRPSOrangeDay™ to share on social media.


    Color the World Orange Day was founded in 2014.

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    On November 7th, National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day educates and creates awareness about canine lymphoma.


    In 2011, the well-known and respected dog agility trainer and competitor, Terry Simons, received devastating news. The veterinarian diagnosed Simon’s “heart and soul” dog, Reveille, with Lymphoma. As an educated dog owner, Terry did all he could for Reveille. However, he soon discovered how elusive accurate information regarding options and treatment could be. Soon, Terry connected with professionals. They helped him choose the best path for his beloved companion. 

    Reveille not only competed in dog agility throughout her treatment but thrived. She even attained the best agility year of her career. When Terry chose to let Reveille go, he knew he was making the right decision for her. However, grief does strange things. It can destroy, and it can inspire. In Terry’s case, Reveille inspired him to form a foundation. In Reveille’s honor, Terry created CLEAR (Canine Lymphoma Education Awareness and Research). The foundation dedicates it’s efforts to providing information, resources and research into the devastating disease. Reveille’s legacy ensures dog owners know their options. They become empowered advocates of their four-legged family members.


    You can help raise awareness for canine lymphoma in many ways. You can learn to recognize the signs, how it affects dogs and what to expect. Many organizations are committed to researching the disease and improving treatment. You can donate to their efforts or host a fundraiser. All your efforts help clear a path to care.  Use #CanineLymphomaAwarnessDay to share on social media. 


    Terry Simons founded National Canine Lymphoma Day in 2015 to spread information regarding canine lymphoma. His beloved dog, Reveille, inspired him to create CLEAR.

    CLEAR – Canine Lymphoma Education Awareness and Research dedicates it’s efforts to increase awareness of canine lymphoma. Through education, we empower dog owners. Through research, we look for a cure for this devastating disease.

    It is all about education and awareness, which is available in the award-winning documentary on canine lymphoma, My Friend: Changing the Journey (Best Documentary Feature – Los Angeles Movie Awards and Best Educational Documentary – Bare Bones International Film and Music Festival).

    In 2015, the Registrar at National Day Calendar® proclaimed the day to be observed on November 7th annually.

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    November 7th Celebrated History


    The Corps of Discovery under the command of Captain Meriwether Lewis, Second Lieutenant William Clark, and comprised of several U.S. Army and civilian volunteers, sight the Pacific Ocean for the first time. Over a year before, the expedition departed from the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers.


    The Montana Republican became the first woman elected to Congress. She served in the House of Representatives during two separate terms; first in 1916, four full years before the 19th amendment was passed. Montana extended the right to vote to women (excluding Native women) in 1914. Rankin was once again elected to the house in 1940.


    Cleveland elected Carl B. Stokes, the first African-American mayor of a major U.S. city. The prosecuting attorney first ran for Mayor in 1965 but lost. Undaunted he ran again and won. Then in 1969, he was re-elected to a second term.


    When voters went to the ballot box in Virginia, they helped make history when they voted for L. Douglas Wilder. He became the first elected African American governor in the history of the United States. Before running for governor, Wilder served a term as lieutenant governor.


    The first traditional radio station streamed its broadcast via the internet around the world. WXYC at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill launched the 24-hour programming to demonstrate the potential of Internet broadcasting.


    NASA launches the Mars Global Surveyor orbiter on a nine-year mission designed to map the Red Planet’s topography and measure its weather patterns.

    November 7th Celebrated Birthdays

    Andrew Dickson White – 1832

    In 1865, the historian and educator co-founded Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.

    Marie Curie – 1867

    As a woman of many firsts, Curie not only became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, she was the first person to win two. Her discoveries, along with her husband Pierre, of radioactivity, the elements polonium and radium led to the development of X-rays. She was also the first woman to lecture at the Sorbonne.

    Lise Meitner – 1878

    The physicist’s work with chemist Otto Hahn led to the explanation of nuclear fission.

    Margaret Leech – 1893

    The author and biographer became the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for History. In 1960, she became the only person to win a second Pulitzer Prize.

    Billy Graham – 1918

    The Christian evangelist preached for over 40 years reaching millions via radio, television, and revivals.

    Pillsbury Doughboy – 1965

    The iconic mascot of the Pillsbury Company debuted in a Flakey Biscuit commercial. Also known as Poppin’ Fresh, the character would represent the company until 2005.



    On November 7th, National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day ushers in one of the more healthful ways to enjoy chocolate.


    Bittersweet chocolate is chocolate liquor to which sugar, cocoa butter, and vanilla have been added. It has less sugar and more liquor than semisweet chocolate. However, the two of them may be interchangeable when baking.

    Recent studies reveal health benefits from eating small quantities of bittersweet chocolate. The addition of almonds increases health benefits as well. Pairing the two of them gives us a delicious and healthy snack. Make them a part of your lunch or enjoy them as part of an afternoon snack. 

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    When is National Almond Day?

    In 1742, Eliza Smith included the only chocolate recipe in her cookbook, The Compleat Housewife, printed by William Parks. The simple recipe combined grated chocolate, orange flower water, and sugar. But, no almonds.

    However, plenty of recipes include almonds and chocolate. You only need to know where to look. When combining chocolate and almonds, remember that both keep well, too. So, sharing during the holidays is easy. Make a little or a lot of a recipe to spread the holiday cheer when using bittersweet chocolate with almonds.


    Chocolate and almonds can improve just about any day. Try one of the recipes below or one of your favorites to celebrate. Make enough to share or invite friends to get creative with chocolate recipes in your kitchen. Are you looking for other ways to add chocolate and almonds to your day? Here are some ideas to share:

    • Top your oatmeal with some chopped bittersweet chocolate and almonds. It will add crunch and flavor.
    • Make up some granola for a mid-afternoon snack using chocolate and almonds.
    • Roll up some delicious energy bites with these two amazing ingredients and put them in the freezer for a quick and easy craving quencher.
    • Enjoy them separately! Add bittersweet chocolate to your morning coffee, and top your salad with almonds. You might be missing the “with” but we won’t tell.

    It’s an excellent way to #CelebrateEveryDay. 

    Bittersweet Chocolate Bark with Marcona Almonds
    Bittersweet Chocolate and Almond Cake
    Chocolate Dipped Almond Anise Biscotti
    The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies (Whole Wheat)

    While you are celebrating, be sure to use #BittersweetChocolateWithAlmondsDay to post on social media.


    The National Confectioners Association sponsors National Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day.