Oct 15 was White Cane Safety Day.
In 1930 the President of the Peoria Ill Lions Club added a Red Stripe to the white cane that was currently in use, thereby increasing the  visibility of a blind pedestrian to traffic.They also produced and gave away canes. The cane continued to be developed and laws were enacted in every state for the safety of the blind individual. For more information go to LCI White Cane Safety Day. The White Cane