January 6 1929 – Mother Teresa Arrives in India

January 6 1929 – Mother Teresa Arrives in India3.6 (72%) 10 votes Just 18 years old and far from her Albanian home, a young novitiate named Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu arrived in Kolkata, India to fulfill a long-held dream on January 6, 1929. By the time she died in 1997, she came to fame for her work with the poor on the streets of Kolkata as Mother Teresa. Growing up in modern Macedonia, Mother Teresa found herself absorbed with stories of Roman Catholics traveling to the Far East in service of Jesus Christ. At the age of 12, her enchantment with the lives of those working in Bengal grew to the […]

January 6 1852 – Louis Braille, Inventor Of The Touch-based Alphabet For the Blind, Died

January 6 1852 – Louis Braille, Inventor Of The Touch-based Alphabet For the Blind, Died5 (100%) 1 vote Louis Braille, French teacher and educationist, best known for the invention of Braille, the system of reading and writing that facilitates learning by blind individuals, died on January 6, 1852. He was 43 years old and had dedicated a lifetime to developing, perfecting, and teaching the Braille system. Braille is now an international standard and has been adopted in over 43 languages of the world. Louis Braille was born on January 4, 1809, at Coupvray, near Paris, in the east of France. Simon-Rene, his father was a successful leather craftsman. At the […]