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Louis Braille
Louis Braille
took a writing system originally designed for the military and turned it into a system of reading and writing for the blind. Ironically, while the Braille System he developed never gained popularity during his lifetime and was actually banned at the school for the blind which he attended, it has since been adapted to almost every known language.
Henry Fielding
Henry Fielding
published the satiric poem The Masquerade and had his first play, Love in Several Masques, performed in 1728. His most famous novel, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, was published in 1749. He was also an excellent journalist and essayist.
parsley
Parsley
is an herb that is used as a garnish, a flavoring, and an ingredient in condiments. Cultivated for more than 2,000 years, it was being used in herbal medicine long before finding its way into food, and it is still considered a very healthy food.
Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup
The trophy awarded to the team that wins the National Hockey League championship dates back to 1892, when Lord Stanley, Governor General of Canada, purchased a silver punch bowl and had the words "Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup" engraved on one side of the outside rim and "From Stanley of Preston" on the other side.
Republic of Kenya: Facts and Figures
Republic of Kenya
Local Name Jumhuri ya Kenya. Origin of Name the country was named for a mountain that the Kikuyu people call Kirinyaga ("Mountain of Whiteness"). Area 224,961 sq mi. Population 45,010,056. Capital Nairobi. Independence from Great Britain Achieved December 12, 1963.
Dorothea Lynde Dix
Dorothea Lynde Dix
became a teacher at age 14, despite living in a time when girls were not allowed to attend public schools. She spent most of her adult life lobbying for improvements to how mentally ill people were treated, and became the first female lobbyist of national significance.

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