On October 9, is Columbus Day this year; a day which remembers explorer Christopher Columbus’ arrival to America in 1492. Whilst this day is observed in many parts of the United States of America, some states within the U.S. celebrate other events that took place on that very same day. This includes Native American’s Day in South Dakota, and Indigenous People’s Day in Berkeley, California. Boss’s Day is on October 16 and is a day for workers to appreciate their employers in the workplace. With fall a month in, American Language Services has been busy checking off our to-do lists and keeping clients happy.
Historical Tidbits in October
Some interesting historical tidbits that occurred in October are: on October 13, 1792, the cornerstone of the White House was laid by George Washington; Henry Ford’s Model T a ‘universal car’ designed for the masses went on sale for the first time on October 1, 1908, Albert Einstein on October 11, 1939, warned President Franklin D. Roosevelt that his theories could lead to Nazi Germany’s development of an Atomic Bomb, on October 2 1967, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first African American associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and on October 2 1957, the Space Age began as the Russians launched the first satellite into orbit.
October Birthdays of Well-known Individuals
Famous English actress Julie Andrews was born on October 1, 1935, Kelly Ripa; talk show host from live with Kelly and Ryan celebrates her birthday on October 2, Titanic actress Kate Winslet was born on October 5, 1975, Matt Damon celebrates his birthday on October 8, former Frist Lady Eleanor Roosevelt was born on October 11, 1884 and famous Poet & Playwright Oscar Wilde celebrated his birthday on October 16, 1854… Happy birthday to all of you who have October birthdays! At American Language Services, we have been celebrating the recent success with our projects.
Interesting Interpreting Projects Completed in October
We recently completed an interesting interpreting project for Media Direct Productions; a meeting and event production company who specialize in live corporate events. For this particular project, both Spanish and Mandarin interpreters were needed over the 3 day conference span. This huge conference in a Las Vegas hotel also required a full array of equipment including headsets and receivers, several fully encapsulated booths with transmission equipment and on-site technicians to set up the equipment and assist the interpreters. The job went flawlessly.
Another interpreting project was for Abilities Expo and the project was an event for the disability community. For this 3 day exposition in San Mateo, California, American Sign Language interpreters were needed. This interpreting job was a huge success.
Large Translation Project Completed in October
In October, we completed a large subtitling project for Foxhound Productions; a full- service production company based in Los Angeles. The project involved subtitling an hour long AIDS film into 10 different languages; Spanish, French, Russian, Ukrainian, Mandarin, Brazilian- Portuguese, Nepali, Khmer, Hindi and Vietnamese. ‘The translation project went perfectly.
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