What happened on January 4th?
January 4 is the fourth day of the Gregorian calendar.
World Braille Day
World Braille Day is marked every year on January 4th. On this day, in 1809, the Frenchman Louis Braille was born, the inventor of the tactile alphabet with embossed dots for the visually impaired, still used by the blind today.
Louis Braille was born in Coupvray, 40 kilometers from Paris. He lost his sight at the age of three in an accident. According to www.nbp.org, she studied at the National Institute for the Blind in Paris, but spent most of her free…