Sunday, 4 January 2015

Blind Louis Braille Gave Reading to the Blind

"Louis Braille" in braille
"Louis Braille" in braille (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Blind Louis Braille Gave Reading to the Blind - January 4, 1809
At four o'clock in the morning on this day, January 4, 1809, in Coupvray, France, a local midwife eased tiny Louis Braille into the world. Louis was the fourth child of his mother, Monique, and his father Simon, a leather worker. The pair formed a sturdy middle-class couple, devout and prosperous. But the boy appeared frail, so they arranged to have him baptized right away. Louis quickly showed himself to be a bright-eyed child, prying into everything. The early death that had been feared for h... Read More