Morning Minutes: Jan. 4
Word of the Day
Vociferous voh-SIF-uh-rus (adjective) Marked by or given to vehement insistent outcry - www.merriam-webster.com
Website of the Day
Today is the birthday of Louis Braille (he was born Jan. 4, 1809), the inventor of the reading system for the blind. This site has information on Louis, as well as the history of the Braille alphabet. There also are resources and much more.
Number to Know
3: Age at which Louis Braille went blind; it happened because of an accident.
This Day in History
Jan. 4, 2007: The 110th United States Congress convenes, electing Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the House in U.S. history.
Today’s Featured Birthday
R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe (53)
“There is a wonder in reading Braille that the sighted will never know: to touch words and have them touch you back.” - Jim Fiebig