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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 October 22nd, 1797, Garnerin got in a basket attached to a 23 foot-wide umbrella-shaped parachute and a balloon and ascended …

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Celia Cruz, ‘Queen of Salsa,’ Gets a Google Doodle

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 brain cancer. Today’s Google Doodle is celebrating the day of her birth. Cruz is known as one of the most …

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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, monuments, and zoos, including Yosemite, with it. Well, at least Yosemite National Park got to unwrap one gift from Google …

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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. As Fox News, who spoke with park officials, explains, “the National Park Services’ contingency plan states in the event of …

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Google Celebrates Its Own 15th Birthday With Piñata Game Doodle, Easter Egg

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 an easter egg, where if you search “Google in 1998,” you’ll get a classic look for the search results page. …

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Léon Foucault And His Pendulum Get A Google Doodle

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 early life. He soon switched to physics after discovering he suffered from hemophobia. It was this switch to physics that …

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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 win 57. Projections in the Senate are less positive for the Liberal party. The win for the Tony Abbott-led opposition …

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Jane Addams Google Doodle Honors Hull House Founder and Nobel Prize Winner

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 – the first American woman to receive the award. Addams, who was born in Cedarville, Illinois in 1860, is best known …

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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 and Sussex), who played in the world’s first overseas cricket tour. He was a right-handed bowler, and occasional wicket-keeper. In …

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‘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 on its homepage (pictured above). This certainly isn’t the first time Google has honored Dr. King. The search engine has …

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Claude Debussy: Google Honors Clair de lune Composer with Beautiful Doodle

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. Lights flicker on an off, smoke from a faraway factory shields the full moon. The animation pans left to right …

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Erwin Schrödinger And His Cat Honored With Worldwide Google Doodle

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 Vienna, where he would also die on January 4th, 1961. Schrödinger is known for having created the basis of wave …

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