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When Was the First Parachute Jump? Google Celebrates 1797 Feat with Doodle When Was the First Parachute Jump? Google Celebrates 1797 Feat with Doodle

Today, Google is devoting its homepage to André-Jacques Garnerin, a French balloonist who is credited with taking the first plunge in a frameless parachute. The doodle recalls the famous jump, which took place over Paris’ Parc Monceau in 1797. On …

Celia Cruz, ‘Queen of Salsa,’ Gets a Google Doodle Celia Cruz, ‘Queen of Salsa,’ Gets a Google Doodle
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Today, Google is honoring the Queen of Salsa with a homepage doodle that her estate is calling “important and far-reaching.” Celia Cruz, La Guarachera de Cuba, would have turned 88 today. The Havana-born singer died on July 16th, 2003 of …

Yosemite National Park Gets “Doodle” for Birthday

If Yosemite National Park was a person, that person would be throwing a fit about having to spend their 123rd birthday alone. Nobody likes that! But that is exactly what is happening after yesterday’s government shutdown that took national parks, …

Yosemite National Park Gets A Google Doodle For Its 123rd Anniversary Yosemite National Park Gets A Google Doodle For Its 123rd Anniversary

Google is displaying a doodle on its homepage today, celebrating the 123rd anniversary of Yosemite National Park. This just happens to come at a time when the government has reportedly closed the park as part of the larger government shutdown. …

Google Celebrates Its Own 15th Birthday With Piñata Game Doodle, Easter Egg Google Celebrates Its Own 15th Birthday With Piñata Game Doodle, Easter Egg
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Google is celebrating its 15tth birthday with a worldwide doodle featuring a playable game where you can hit a piñata by clicking on it with your mouse (or using the space bar), and gaining candy for points. Google also has …

Léon Foucault And His Pendulum Get A Google Doodle Léon Foucault And His Pendulum Get A Google Doodle
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Jean Bernard Léon Foucault, a French physicist from the 19th century, was honored today with an animated Google Doodle on the 194th anniversary of his birthday. Born on September 18, 1819, Léon Foucault studied to become a doctor in his …

Tony Abbott PM-elect party wins Australian elections

Australians learned election results Saturday and it was an overwhelming victory for the conservative opposition party. Early Sunday reports indicated the coalition would win a clear majority of 88 out of the 150 House of Representative seats. Labor would probably …

Jane Addams Google Doodle Honors Hull House Founder and Nobel Prize Winner Jane Addams Google Doodle Honors Hull House Founder and Nobel Prize Winner
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Today, Google is honoring social activist and Hull House co-founder Jane Addams with a doodle on their homepage. Addams, who was one of the most influential reformers of the progressive era, was given the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931 – …

John Wisden, ‘The Little Wonder’ Gets A Google Doodle John Wisden, ‘The Little Wonder’ Gets A Google Doodle

Cricketer John Wisden is getting the Google Doodle treatment in the UK today, on what would be his 187th birthday. At 5’6″, Wisden was known as “The Little Wonder”. He was a member of three English cricket teams (Kent, Middlesex …

‘I Have A Dream’ Speech Gets Google Doodle ‘I Have A Dream’ Speech Gets Google Doodle

It was on this day in 1963 that Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, calling for an end to racism. That makes today the 50th anniversary. Google is celebrating the occasion with a doodle …

Claude Debussy: Google Honors Clair de lune Composer with Beautiful Doodle Claude Debussy: Google Honors Clair de lune Composer with Beautiful Doodle
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If you haven’t visited the Google homepage today, I suggest you do so. Google is celebrating French composer Claude Debussy with a spectacular Doodle that features one of his best-known movements. Today’s Doodle features an animation of a nighttime scene. …

Erwin Schrödinger And His Cat Honored With Worldwide Google Doodle
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Google is paying tribute to Erwin Schrödinger with its homepage doodle today, as it honors the Austrian quantum physicist on what would have been his 126th birthday. The Nobel Prize winner was born on this day in in 1887 in …

Maria Mitchell Google Doodle Honors First Female Professional Astronomer Maria Mitchell Google Doodle Honors First Female Professional Astronomer

Today, Google is honoring Maria Mitchell with a really cool Doodle that shows the first American professional female astronomer using a telescope to look to the sky – presumably in hunt for “Miss Mitchell’s Comet,” which she would discover in …

Rosalind Franklin, DNA Pioneer, Gets a Google Doodle Rosalind Franklin, DNA Pioneer, Gets a Google Doodle

Today, Google is using their homepage real estate to honor British biophysicist and X-ray crystallographer Rosalind Franklin with a Doodle. Franklin’s studies on DNA, RNA, and viruses helped later scientists (most notably Watson and Crick) better understand the structure of …

Singer Warda Al-Jazairia Gets A Google Doodle Singer Warda Al-Jazairia Gets A Google Doodle

In countries in the Middle East and North Africa, Google is showing a doodle celebrating what would have been the 74th birthday of Algerian-Lebanese singer Warda Al-Jazairia today. She was commonly known as simply “Warda”. The singer was actually born …

Rembrandt van Rijn Gets A Google Doodle Rembrandt van Rijn Gets A Google Doodle

Painter Rembrandt van Rijn is the subject of today’s worldwide Google doodle, as today marks what would have been his 407th birthday. Rembrandt was born on this day in 1606, and died on October 4th 1669. He is generally considered …

Aníbal Troilo Gets A Google Doodle Aníbal Troilo Gets A Google Doodle

Google is celebrating the birthday of Argentine tango musician Aníbal Troilo on is homepage in Arentina. Troilo played bandoneon, and was a composer, arranger and bandleader. From Wikipedia: His orquesta típica was among the most popular with social dancers during …

Roswell UFO Incident Gets A Google Doodle Roswell UFO Incident Gets A Google Doodle
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Google is running a doodle on its homepages around the world celebrating the 66th anniversary of the famed Roswell UFO incident, which took place on this day in 1947. Legend has it that a UFO crashed on a ranch near …

Franz Kafka Google Doodle Hits The U.S. Franz Kafka Google Doodle Hits The U.S.

As previously reported, Google is celebrating the birthday of acclaimed writer Franz Kafka. The doodle went live yesterday on the other side of the world, when it became July 3rd, and now it’s up here in our neck of the …

Canada Day Gets A Google Doodle Canada Day Gets A Google Doodle
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Google is showing a homepage doodle in Canada today in celebration of Canada Day, the country’s holiday for national pride. The day commemorates the anniversary of the British North America Act signed in 1867. It’s now called the Constitution Act. …

Antoni Gaudí Gets a Wacky Google Doodle Antoni Gaudí Gets a Wacky Google Doodle

Today, Google is honoring Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí, best known as the leader of the Catalan Modernism movement. He was born in Reus, in Spain’s Catalonia region in 1852. Today’s Doodle is pretty abstract, as some people who visit the …