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Louis Braille

Louis Braille

Inventor of braille, a system of reading and writing used by people who are blind or visually impaired
Louis Braille was a French educator and the inventor of a reading and writing system named after him, braille, intended for use by visually impaired people. His system is used worldwide and remains virtually unchanged to this day.Wikipedia
BornJanuary 4, 1809
HometownCoupvray, France
ParentsSimon-René Braille, Monique Braille
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Today in History for January 4th

Highlights of this day in history: Israeli Prime Minister Ariel suffers a stroke and lapses into a coma; the inventor of braille is born; Jesse Ventura sworn in as Minnesota's governor, poet T.S. Eliot dies. (Jan. 4)
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