The first school for the blind opens in the US (67 words)

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Doctor John Dix Fisher (27th March, 1797 - 3rd March, 1850) founded of Perkins Institution for the Blind in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1832. He had been inspired by his visit to the world's first school for blind children in Paris, L'Institution Nationale des Jeunes Aveugles. The aim of the school was to offer a good quality and rounded education to the blind that would allow them to lead independent lives.

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