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George Ferris Gets A Google Doodle For Valentine’s Day George Ferris Gets A Google Doodle For Valentine’s Day
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Google has begun showing a doodle on its home page in parts of the world where it’s already February 14th. The doodle honors George Ferris, an American engineer famous for creating the original Ferris Wheel for the 1893 Chicago World’s …

Carnaval Celebrated With Google Doodle in Brazil Carnaval Celebrated With Google Doodle in Brazil

Google has a doodle on its Brazil home page today, celebrating Carnaval (Carnival). Google regularly celebrates Carnaval from Feb 7-12. For the third year in a row, YouTube is streaming events. In a post on February 4, Google wrote: What …

Jagjit Singh Honored With Google Doodle In India Jagjit Singh Honored With Google Doodle In India

Google is paying homage to Indian Ghazal singer/musician Jagjit Singh with a doodle on its home page in India. Singh died in 2011. Today would have been his 72nd birthday. Here’s a performance: The Economic Times reports that Jagit Singh …

Mary Leakey Doodle Hits The Rest Of The World

Yesterday, as the day had already changed in some parts of the world, Google began showing a doodle honoring the 100th birthday of archaeologist Mary Leakey. Now that it is February 6th in the rest of the world, other countries …

Mary Leakey Honored With Google Doodle Mary Leakey Honored With Google Doodle
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Mary Leakey is being honored with a Google doodle in parts of the world where it is already February 6th (like Australia). Leakey was a British archaeologist and anthropologist, who discovered the first fossilized Proconsul (extinct ape believed to be …

Manuel Álvarez Bravo Honored With Google Doodle in Mexico Manuel Álvarez Bravo Honored With Google Doodle in Mexico
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Google is running a doodle on its home page in Mexico today, celebrating the 111th birthday of photographer Manuel Álvarez Bravo. Bravo is credited (Wikipedia) as Mexico’s first principal artistic photographer and as the most important figure in 20th century …

Josef Kajetán Tyl Honored With Google Doodle Josef Kajetán Tyl Honored With Google Doodle

Google is running a doodle on its home page in the Czech Republic, honoring Czech writer Josef Kajetán Tyl’s 205th birthday. Tyl wrote the country’s national anthem, Kde domov můj. In addition to writing the song, Tyl wrote several novels …

Sri Lanka Independence Day Celebrated With Google Doodle Sri Lanka Independence Day Celebrated With Google Doodle
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Google is showing a doodle on its home page in Sri Lanka, honoring Sri Lanka Independence Day: On February 4th each year, the island country commemorates its independence from Britain, which became official on this day in 1948. Citizens celebrate …

Canadian Penny Gets A Google Doodle On Its Last Day Canadian Penny Gets A Google Doodle On Its Last Day
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Today is the last day of the Canadian penny, as the coin is withdrawn from circulation. Google is honoring the coin with a doodle on its Canadian home page. In the doodle, the first of the Os in the word …

Jackie Robinson Google Doodle Celebrates Baseball’s Color Line-Breaker Jackie Robinson Google Doodle Celebrates Baseball’s Color Line-Breaker

Jackie Robinson was a great baseball player, ending his career with a .311 battling average, 1,518 hits and 137 home runs. For that alone he would have been remembered. But as we all know, Jackie Robinson had a much more …

Leonid Gaidai Gets Google Doodle Tribute Leonid Gaidai Gets Google Doodle Tribute

Google is running a doodle on its home page in Russia, honoring comedy director Leonid Gaidai. “We (along with Thus, Balbes and Byvalyi) wish a happy 90th to Russian director #LeonidGaidi,” Google tweeted through its Doodles account. Gaidai directed 23 …

Frank Zamboni Celebrated with Ice-Resurfacing Google Doodle Game Frank Zamboni Celebrated with Ice-Resurfacing Google Doodle Game
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Today’s Google Doodle is a an interesting little game that puts you in the driver’s seat of an unlikely protagonist. Sure, there are hockey players and figure skaters in the game – but you don’t control them. Instead, you’re the …

Doodle 4 Google Asks Kids to Draw Their “Best Day Ever” Doodle 4 Google Asks Kids to Draw Their “Best Day Ever”
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Google has just opened up the 2013 Doodle 4 Google competition, and are currently accepting submissions. This is the 6th year that Google has held the contest. Each year, Google asks student aged K-12 to create their own Google Doodle. …

Barış Manço Honored With Google Doodle Barış Manço Honored With Google Doodle

Google is running a doodle for Barış Manço (sometimes spelled Baris Mancho) on its home page in Turkey today. The Turkish rock singer/songwriter, who also became a television producer, was born on this day in 1943. While we don’t get …

End Of The 13th Baktun Gets A Google Doodle, But U.S. Homepage Honors Newtown Victims End Of The 13th Baktun Gets A Google Doodle, But U.S. Homepage Honors Newtown Victims
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Google is “celebrating” the end of the 13th Baktun, or the last cycle of the Mayan calendar, which of course, legend has it, is supposed to bring the end of the world. So far, so good. Google is showing the …

Brothers Grimm Get A Google Doodle Shout Out Brothers Grimm Get A Google Doodle Shout Out

As previously reported, Google was running a doodle for “Grimm’s Fairy Tales” in parts of the world where Thursday came sooner than it does here in the U.S. Interestingly, now that the doodle has made its way to our neck …

Grimm’s Fairy Tales Get The Google Doodle Treatment Grimm’s Fairy Tales Get The Google Doodle Treatment
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Google is running a homepage doodle celebrating Grimm’s Fairy Tales in parts of the world where it is already Thursday (presumably, we’ll be seeing it here in the United States when the date changes). It’s been a while since we’ve …

Nutcracker Ballet Gets A Google Doodle (Not A Knowledge Graph Result) Nutcracker Ballet Gets A Google Doodle (Not A Knowledge Graph Result)

Google is running a doodle on its UK homepage today honoring the classic holiday ballet The Nutcracker. Interestingly, there is no Knowledge Graph result on display when you click over to Google’s search results. Perhaps ballet is on the list …

Ada Lovelace Honored With Google Doodle Ada Lovelace Honored With Google Doodle
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Google is running a homepage doodle honoring Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (otherwise known as Ada Lovelace). Google doesn’t talk that much about all of its doodle subjects, but Ada Lovelace got a blog post on the Official Google …

Google Honors Ukrainian Philosopher Hryhorii Skovoroda With Google Doodle Google Honors Ukrainian Philosopher Hryhorii Skovoroda With Google Doodle

Google is running a doodle on its Ukraine homepage today. The doodle is in honor of the 290th birthday of “wandering philosopher” Hryhorii Skovoroda. Skovoroda was not only a philosopher, but a poet, teacher and composer. According to the Wikipedia …

Mr. Dressup Ernie Coombs Honored By Google Doodle In Canada Mr. Dressup Ernie Coombs Honored By Google Doodle In Canada
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It’s been interesting to see how Google populates the search box for those who click the doodles that often appear on its home page, particularly since the company unleashed its Knowledge Graph results earlier this year. Today, Google is running …