In January, we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This day falls on the 3rd Monday in January annually and this year it was on January 15. This day celebrates both the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr. He was a leader in the civil rights movement that bought the rights of African American Citizens in the sixties. Due to his leadership and perseverance, African Americans have the right to vote and participate as a Citizen of the United States.
Historical Tidbits in January
Some interesting historical tidbits that occurred in January are: on January 1, 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves in the states rebelling against the union, Alaska was admitted as the 48th U.S. state on January 3 in 1959, Charles de Gaulle took office as the first President of France’s Fifth Republic on January 8 also in 1959, Indira Gandhi was elected the Prime Minister of India on January 19, 1966 and on January 16 in 1979, the Shah of Iran fled the country amid mass demonstrations and the revolt of Islamic fundamentalists led by Ayatollah Khomeini.
January Birthdays of Well-known Individuals
Inventor of Braille, Louis Braille was born on January 4, 1809, saint Joan of Arc was born on January 6 in 1412, rock ‘n’ roll legend Elvis Presley celebrated his birthday on January 8, the birthday of English singer and actor David Bowie also, Founding Father of the U.S. Alexander Hamilton was born on January 11 in 1757, Orlando Bloom; actor known for Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean celebrates his birthday on January 13, Martin Luther King Jr. Civil Rights activist’s birthday is on January 15 and professional baseball player Jackie Robinson enjoyed his birthday on January 31… Happy birthday to all of you who’s birthday is in January! At American Language Services, we have been celebrating the success of our recent projects.
Interesting Interpreting & Translation Projects Completed in January
We recently finalized an interpreting project for Karatbars International GMBH; a company that specializes in selling small gold bars and gift items in gold bullion. The two-day conference took place at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV. AML-Global were able to accommodate the request of the client by providing interpreters from English into Spanish, American Sign Language and German while also being able to supply interpreters who could interpret from German into Spanish, which was an usual request. Also, needed for the conference were sound reduction booths, portable headsets and receivers and on-site technicians. The quality of the interpreters was outstanding and the conference went well.
Throughout the month of January, we have provided Medtronic Inc. a medical device company, with numerous interpreters for either medical appointments or insulin pump training. American Language Services were able to deliver high quality American Sign Language, Arabic and Spanish interpreters. Over the years we have been able to assist Medtronic with all their needs and look forward to continuing this in the future.
We also finalized a translation project for National Nurses Untied. The translation was a series of medical letters that needed to be translated from English into Spanish, European-Portuguese, Brazilian- Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese and Korean. The document was translated on a very quick turnaround, on an expedited basis.
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