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  • February 7 - Guilly d'Herbemont, with the assistance of one of the editors of l'Echo de Paris launched national white stick movement in France. The "white stick" movement was created to provide all people who are blind with a white stick as a means of identification.[1]



  1. "Sight Loss - FAQs." Royal National Institute of Blind People. January 21, 2008. Accessed on February 25, 2008.
  2. Thomas Alva Edison. National Inventors Hall of Fame. Accesses March 7, 2008.
  3. Electric Lamp. U.S. Patent #223,898. January 27, 1880.