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Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Very sad news about the miners, because at first it was thought that all 12 were found alive, but in fact only one survived!!!

Louis Braille, the founder of braille language for blind persons, was born on this date in 1809. Here is an excerpt from one website about him:

"Louis Braille was born in town near Paris, France in 1809. As a toddler he used to watch his father make shoes. One day, while his father was not watching, he picked up a sharp pointed tool for making holes in leather called an awl. The awl slipped, piercing his eye and damaging it beyond repair. The other eye became infected and before long Louis Braille was completely blind.
At the age of 10 Louis was sent to a school for blind children in Paris. Children were taught to read and write using a system of raised letters. This system was difficult to use as it was hard to tell the letters apart. One day a soldier called Charles Barbier visited the school. He had developed a system for reading messages in the dark based upon a series of raised dots. Louis Braille realised the potential of this system and developed it so that it could be used for blind people."

Read more about his story here.

Get more in depth news coverage from this source whose reports are a bit more comprehensive than the mainstream media.

That's all for now. Happy reading and stay safe. Make sure to stick to your resolutions. We should have a weight loss / dieting post coming up soon...

-The CLC Team

by: CLCLeather

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