Important Events Of January – 4
World Braille Day
World Braille Day is annually celebrated on January 4, the birthday of Braille inventor, Louis Braille. The day recognizes the contributions of Louis Braille in helping blind and visually impaired people to read and write.
- Braille is a code that uses bumps and indentation on a surface to represent letters, which can be recognized by touch.
- Louis Braille, a French man who was blinded in an accident at a very young age, invented it.
Isaac Newton Birthday
Sir Isaac Newton was an English mathematician, astronomer, theologian, author and physicist (described in his own day as a “natural philosopher”) who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time, and a key figure in the scientific revolution.
Birth: Sir Isaac Newton was born on 4 January 1643
- Newton built the first practical reflecting telescope. Newton’s work on light was collected in his highly influential book Opticks, first published in 1704.
- The mathematician Joseph-Louis Lagrange said that Newton was the greatest genius who ever lived, and once added that Newton was also “the most fortunate, for we cannot find more than once a system of the world to establish.”
- He secure an award of FRS in 1672 & Night Bachelor Award in 1705
- Sir Isaac Newton was Died on 31 March 1727 (aged 84).
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