In October there are a few holidays to be celebrated with Columbus Day and Halloween included, but there are also some holidays worth mentioning. In Alaska, for example, October 18 is an annual federal holiday as it marks the anniversary of the transfer of territory from Russia to the U.S. This holiday is generally celebrated with a 3 day Alaska Day festival and involves parades, concerts and a reenactment of the raising of the United States flag. Of course, the most common and well known holiday celebrated in October is Halloween. A day which includes costume parties and trick-or-treating for both children and adults alike. It is a day full or fun and horror and enjoyed by many worldwide.
Historical Tidbits in October
Some interesting historical tidbits that occurred in October are: President Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation designating the last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day on October 3, 1863, on October 21, 1879 Thomas Edison successfully tested an electric incandescent lamp with a carbonized filament at his laboratory in Menlo Park, NJ, keeping it lit for over 13 hours, Winston Churchill became Britain’s Prime Minister for a second time, following his Conservative Party’s victory in the General Elections on October 26, 1951 and on October 16, 1995, the Million Man March took place in Washington D.C. under the direction of the Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who delivered the main address to the gathering of African American males.
October Birthdays of Well-known Individuals
American Rock ‘n’ Roll singer Chubby Checker was born on October 3, 1941, American actor and political activist Charlton Heston celebrated his birthday on October 4, Beatles legend John Lennon enjoyed his birthday on October 9, 1940, on October 14, 1890, President Eisenhower was born, famous American actress Julia Roberts celebrates her birthday on October 28, 1967 and Vanilla Ice known for the song ice ice baby, birthday is on October 31… Happy birthday to all of you who celebrate your birthday in October! Birthdays are not the only thing to be celebrated, American Language Services has been celebrating projects we have had so far this year.
Interesting Interpreting & Translation Projects Completed in October
We recently completed an interesting interpreting job for Fiserv meeting services; a global leader in financial services technology solutions. The conference was held in the Omni Royal hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. Several Spanish interpreters were needed as well as French and French – Creole for the event, along with a full array of equipment including a fully encapsulated booth, portable headsets and receivers and on site-technicians. The conference went off without a hitch, and ensured that the client was kept happy.
Another huge conference requiring our interpreting services was for Tableau Software inc, through meeting and event planners MCW Events. The conference involved demonstrating the new Tableau Keynotes, along with breakout sessions, hands on training, networking meet-ups, parties and much more. For the 3 day conference in Las Vegas, 16 American Sign Language interpreters were needed not only for the main event but also for the live streaming for those unable to attend. The conference was a success.
In October, for UCLA Graduate School of Education, both interpreting and translation services were required. For translation, 3 very large documents needed to be translated from English into Spanish for an Argentinian institute. The translation of these documents were stellar kept the client happy. We also were able to provide them with a huge amount of interpreting for a 3 week time span. UCLA GSE & IS required Spanish interpreters, sound reduction booths, portable headsets and receivers, transmitters and on-site technicians. Because of the logistics of this event the event itself was very complicated and required extensive technical support. Both translation and interpretation projects were greatly successful.
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