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Percy Julian Honored With Google Doodle On His 115th Birthday

Google is celebrating the life of Percy Lavon Julian with a doodle on its homepage today, his 115th birthday. He died from liver cancer in 1975 at the age of 76. Julian is known as a brilliant chemist, who emerged from the Jim Crow South to pioneer chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs and human hormones like progesterone and testosterone from …

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Dorothy Irene Height Honored With Google Doodle

Dorothy Irene Height is being remembered with a Google doodle on her 102nd birthday (she passed away in 2010). Height was a civil rights and women’s rights activist, as well as an educator and administrator. She was the president of the National Council of Negro Women for forty years, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in ’94. She …

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Spring Equinox Gets A Google Doodle (And Here’s A Look Back At Some Others)

Google is celebrating the Spring Equinox, otherwise known as the first day of Spring, with an animated Google doodle. It features some ghost/Grimace-like person growing some flowers and assorted plant life before pouring water on his/herself and growing flowers out of his/her head. It’s probably easier if you just watch: Click the doodle, and you’ll be presented with one of …

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Holi (Festival Of Colors) Celebrated With Google Doodle

As mentioned, Google is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with its annual doodle, but in India, it’s celebrating Holi (the festival of colors) with one. Holi is a spring festival also known as the festival of love, and has become popular throughout South Asia over the years. It’s primarily observed in Indian and Nepal. Google had this to say about it …

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St. Patrick’s Day Gets Its Annual Google Doodle (And Here’s A Look Back At The Others)

As usual, Google is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a Doodle. Google has been doing this just about every year since 2000. Here’s a look at Google’s past St. Patrick’s Day doodles: 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2002 2001 2000 Google users are definitely celebrating the day too. “leprechaun,” “Saint Patrick’s Day,” “corned beef,” and …

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Women’s Day 2014 Gets Google Doodle

Google is celebrating International Women’s Day 2014 with a doodle, and featuring a video with women from around the world. Google says in a Google+ post, “Happy International Women’s Day! Celebrated every year on March 8, we’re getting started a little early with our doodle, now live on homepages around the world. This truly international doodle features 100+ inspiring women …

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John Steinbeck’s 112th Birthday Celebrated With Google Doodle

Google is celebrating the works of author John Steinbeck with a doodle today, which would have been his 112th birthday. He died in 1968 at the age of 66 from heart disease and congestive heart failure. Steinbeck is one of the most celebrated authors in American history, and his works are often required reading in schools. Among Steinbeck’s most well-known …

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Valentine’s Day Google Doodle Shares Love Stories From Real People

Google’s Valentine’s Day doodle for the U.S. is unlike any other Doodle the company has offered before. The search engine has offered interactive doodles many times, but this one presents a series of candy hearts, each telling a different love story. “For Valentine’s Day, as people everywhere search for love – something a search engine might not be the ideal …

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Olympic Charter Referenced With Google Doodle Supporting Gay Rights

Google has a doodle up on its homepage throughout the world today celebrating the Olympic Games, but also making a statement in favor of gay rights. Not only does the doodle resemble a rainbow flag, Google has actually quoted the Olympic Charter on its homepage underneath the search box. It says: “The practice of sport is a human right. Every …

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Google Doodle Tradition Continues

Google regularly features a doodle for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and that tradition continues today. This is the tenth year that Google has run a doodle for the day, but actually the eleventh doodle Google has honored Dr. King with. Google has not run a doodle every year, but ran MLK Day doodles in 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, …

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Dian Fossey (Of ‘Gorillas In The Mist’ Fame) Gets A Google Doodle

Dian Fossey, the famed zoologist and gorilla researcher known for her book, Gorillas in the Mist (which was turned into a movie starring Sigourney Weaver as Fossey), is the subject of a worldwide Google doodle today on what would have been her 82nd birthday. Fossey spent close to two decades studying gorillas before her untimely and brutal death. Fossey was …

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The British Museum Honored With A Google Doodle On 255th Anniversary

Google is celebrating the 255th anniversary of the British Museum with a doodle on its homepage in the UK. The museum, established in 1753, opened to the public in 1759, and currently holds a collection of about 8 million objects. Here’s a 20-minute look, showing some of the stuff it has on display: The Museum announced a record number of …

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