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Miriam Makeba Honored with Google Doodle Miriam Makeba Honored with Google Doodle

Today, Google is celebrating South African singer and political activist Miriam Makeba. Makeba was born in Johannesburg in 1932. Her professional career began in 1950 as part of the jazz group the Manhattan Brothers. Shortly after that, Makeba joined an …

Edward Gorey’s Life Celebrated With Google Doodle Edward Gorey’s Life Celebrated With Google Doodle

Edward Gorey is one of the most influential artists and writers of our time. His birthday also happens to be today. His birthday was celebrated by Google Australia yesterday, but now those of us on the other side of the …

Nicolaus Copernicus Google Doodle Comes To The Rest Of The World Nicolaus Copernicus Google Doodle Comes To The Rest Of The World
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As previously reported, Google was running a Google doodle on its home pages around the world as it became February 19th. Now it’s February 19th here in the U.S. and other countries on this side of the globe, and the …

Nicolaus Copernicus Google Doodle Celebrates Heliocentrism Nicolaus Copernicus Google Doodle Celebrates Heliocentrism
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Today, I’d say that we’re at least fairly certain that the Earth (and all the other planets) revolve around the sun, and not the other way around. I don’t want to rule out some crazies out there, I mean, the …

Anne-Cath. Vestly Honored With Google Doodle Anne-Cath. Vestly Honored With Google Doodle
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Google is honoring Norwegian children’s literature author Anne-Cath. Vestly with a doodle in Norway. This would have been her 93rd birthday. She passed away in 2008 at the age of 88. She won numerous awards, and her most famous work …

Google Briefly Ran an Asteroid-Themed Doodle but Quickly Pulled It After the Events in Russia Google Briefly Ran an Asteroid-Themed Doodle but Quickly Pulled It After the Events in Russia
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Today, in celebration of asteroid 2012 DA14′s near miss of Earth, Google planned to run a new Doodle on its homepage. In fact, they did run it for a short time. But if you visit the Google homepage right now …

George Ferris Google Doodle Comes To The Rest Of The World George Ferris Google Doodle Comes To The Rest Of The World
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Google is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a Google Doodle honoring George Ferris, the creator of the original Ferris Wheel (and the source of its name). As previously reported, the doodle hit the other side of the world as it became …

Google Honors Feodor Chaliapin With A Google Doodle Google Honors Feodor Chaliapin With A Google Doodle

February 13th marks the 140th birthday of Russian opera singer Feodor Chaliapin, and Google showed a doodle on its home page in Russia. Wishing a happy 140th to Russian opera singer #FeodorChaliapin known for his powerful bass voice. twitter.com/GoogleDoodles/… — …

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. …