On This Day

What Happened on January 4, 1809

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestLouis Braille

Louis Braille, French educator and inventor of a system of reading and writing for the blind, born in Coupvray, France (d. 1852)

Braille Inventor Louis Braille
Braille Inventor
Louis Braille

Famous Deaths

  • Bartolomeo Giacometti, composer, dies at 67
1809 Highlights

About January 4, 1809

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 212 years, 6 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn