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Alice Paul Gets Google Doodle Tribute On 131st Birthday

Alice Paul Gets Google Doodle Tribute On 131st Birthday

Alice Paul would have been 131 today, and Google is honoring the women’s rights activist with a special doodle on its homepage and other search properties. Alice Paul led the 1910s campaign for the Nineteenth Amendment, prohibiting discrimination of sex when it comes to voting. After its passage, she led the National Woman’s Party and fought for an equal rights …

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Lucy Maud Montgomery Honored With Google Doodle

Lucy Maud Montgomery, better known as L.M. Montgomery, is being honored today with a video Google Doodle. The author, born on November 30th, 1874, is best known for her novel Anne of Green Gables and the subsequent series. Monday’s Google Doodle is celebrating what would be her 141st birthday. The beloved Canadian author first published Anne of Green Gables in …

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Duke Kahanamoku Google Doodle Shines Light On Legendary ‘Big Kahuna’

Duke Kahanamoku Google Doodle Shines Light On Legendary ‘Big Kahuna’

Duke Kahanamoku (or Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku) is the subject of a new Google doodle honoring his legacy as the man who is largely responsible for spreading the sport of surfing. Kahanamoku, who won five Olympic medals for swimming, and was also known as “The Duke” and “The Big Kahuna,” was born one hundred and twenty-five years ago …

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Nellie Bly Honored With Google Doodle, Karen O Song

Nellie Bly is the subject of Google’s doodle for May 5, as the day would have been the journalist’s 151st birthday. Bly was her pen name. Her real name was Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman. She was best known for her record-breaking trip around the world in 72 days and an an exposé in which she faked insanity to study a mental …

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Who Invented the Piano? Google Doodle Celebrates 360th Birthday of Bartolomeo Cristofori

Who invented the piano? Bartolomeo Cristofori di Francesco of course! Don’t worry, you’re not the only one who didn’t know. A lot of people don’t know that (if you did, give yourself a nice pat on the back). Google is hoping to make sure a lot more people do know who invented the piano by giving Bartolomeo Cristofori a doodle …

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Pony Express Google Doodle Is Actually a Game. Wanna Play? [Watch]

The Pony Express is the latest Google Doodle to be featured on the search engines homepage to commemorate the 155th anniversary of the mid-1800s cross-country mail delivery system. But, what you may not know is the Google Doodle is actually a game you can play. Before e-mail, people actually wrote letters and counted on the country’s mail delivery system to …

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When Was the First Mail Delivered via the Pony Express? Playable Google Doodle Honors 155th Anniversary

Google is trying to make sure you don’t get anything done at work today – something at which the company excels. Today’s homepage features a playable Google Doodle honoring the most famous mail service of all time. When was the first mail delivered via the Pony Express? 155 years ago today, in fact. To celebrate this important day in history, …

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2014 Trending Topics Highlighted With Google Doodle

With New Year’s Eve here, Google is celebrating the end of the year with a doodle on its homepage pointing users to 2014 trending topics. It’s an animated doodle that shows the word Google turning into “2014,” with each number representing a different topic. If you click the doodle, it takes you to a search results page with one of …

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‘Tis The Season For An Animated Google Doodle

Google is showing a doodle on its homepage today, honoring the holiday spirit, showing a reindeer pulling some children in a sleigh. They didn’t get too creative with the Google letters this time, instead opting for a simple red banner with the word Google at the top. It’s animated: When you click the Doodle, it takes you to search results …

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Wassily Kandinsky: Abstract Artist Gets a Birthday Google Doodle

Wassily Kandinsky, the Russian-born artist and theorist who is known as one of the key figures in abstract art, has been given his own Google Doodle on the site’s homepage in honor of his 148th birthday. Born 1866 in Moscow, Kandinsky studied law and economics at the University of Moscow. It was when he took a job as a professor …

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Annie Jump Cannon Gets Google Doodle On 151st Birthday

Annie Jump Cannon is the subject of a doodle today on Google’s homepage, as the search giant celebrates her 151st birthday. Cannon was an astronomer whose work was considered instrumental in the development of contemporary stellar classification. She, along with Edward C. Pickering, is credited with the creation of the Harvard Classification Scheme. This is said to be the first …

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Corita Kent: Artist Celebrated With Google Doodle

Corita Kent, an artist, nun, and educator, is being celebrated on Google’s homepage today with a doodle on her birthday. She was born on November 20,1918, and passed away in 1986. Also known as Sister Mary Corita Kent and born Frances Elizabeth, Kent worked with silkscreen or serigraphy, and is credited with helping to establish it as a fine art …

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Philae Gets A Google Doodle (Already)

Philae, European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) Rosetta mission probe, has soft-landed on a comet. This is the first time in history this has been done. It didn’t take Google long to whip up a Doodle to celebrate this amazing feat. “Our ambitious Rosetta mission has secured a place in the history books: not only is it the first to rendezvous with …

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‘Veteran’s Day’ Google Doodle Results In ‘Did You Mean’ Results

Google has a doodle up for Veterans Day. Interestingly, clicking it takes you to a search for “Veteran’s Day” with an apostrophe, complete with a “Did you mean: Veterans Day” prompt. I’m sure it’s a common error, and Google does return results for “Veterans Day,” but I can’t see I’ve ever seen Google point a doodle to a search that …

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Where Do I Vote? Google’s Election Day Doodle Answers That Question With Polling Place Lookup Box

You may be wondering, “Where do I vote?” Google knows this question is on many people’s minds across the United States today as the midterm elections are underway. Google is taking the opportunity to turn its homepage into a tool for would be voters, who may not know exactly where they need to go. Rather than making the doodle take …

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Halloween Gets Multiple Doodles From Google

While we’ve still got a while to go here in the U.S., it’s already Halloween some parts of the world, and Google is showing a variety of doodles as opposed to one static image as usual. If you navigate over to Google.com.au, you can check out the different designs. They’re all animated from the looks of it. Just keep refreshing …

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Jonas Salk Gets A Google Doodle On His 100th Birthday

Jonas Salk is the subject of today’s Google Doodle as the company celebrates what would have been his 100th birthday. Unfortunately, he passed away in 1995. Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist, who is credited with discovering and developing the first successful inactivated polio vaccine. He went to New York University School of Medicine, where he is said …

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First Day Of Autumn Celebrated With Google Doodle

The first day of autumn is being celebrated by fans of the season and Google alike. The search engine is displaying an animated doodle in honor of the occasion. In the animation, we see a guy turn the gay leaves of the Google trees into beautiful autumn colors before they fall to the ground. The company’s name is made out …

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Leo Tolstoy: Russian Author Celebrated with Google Doodle

Today, Google is honoring famous Russian author Leo Tolstoy with a Doodle documenting some of his most important works, novels like Anna Karenina and War and Peace. Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy was born in Yasnaya Polyana in 1828 into Russian nobility. Both of his parents died when he was very young, and he spent his childhood in the care of …

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Althea Gibson Honored With Google Doodle On Birthday

Althea Gibson is the subject of a new Google Doodle currently gracing the search engine’s homepage in the U.S. The tennis legend was born on this day in 1927. Gibson was the first black athlete to play international tennis, and became the first to win a Grand Slam title (the French Open). She also won both Wimbledon and the U.S. …

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John Venn Google Doodle Celebrates Famous Diagram

The Venn diagram, also known as a set diagram, is one of the the most basic and easily understood methods for depicting logical relationships between sets of data. By a young age, most children are able to compare and contrast sets of objects using a Venn diagram – and it remains one of the most recognizable constructions around. For this …

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Doodle 4 Google Competition Gets 11-Year-Old Audrey Zhang $30K Scholarship

If you visit Google’s homepage in the U.S. today, you’ll see a very interesting doodle. That’s the winner for 2014’s Doodle 4 Google competition (the 7th such event). This pleasant doodle comes from 11-year-old Audrey Zhang from New York. Google asked kids K-12 to tell it what they would invent to help make the world a better place. Over 100,000 …

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Rachel Louise Carson Google Doodle Celebrates Environmentalist and ‘Silent Spring’ Author

Today, Google is celebrating influential environmentalist Rachel Louise Carson, whose 1962 book Silent Spring is credited with exposing everyday Americans to the various environmental problems facing the country, and thus sparking the modern day environmental movement. Her work played a huge part in the ban of harmful pesticides like DDT, as well as the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency. …

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Mary Anning: Influential Paleontologist Honored with Google Doodle

When it comes to paleontology, Mary Anning’s findings provide a bedrock. The British fossil collector and dealer, born in 1799, is said to have helped spark fundamental shifts in scientific thinking when it comes to prehistoric life. And today, Google is honoring her with a Doodle on their homepage. Today is the 215th anniversary of Anning’s birth in Lyme Regis, …

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Rubik’s Cube Invention Celebrated with Playable Google Doodle

Today, Google is celebrating one of the most ubiquitous and frustrating puzzle toys ever conceived–the Rubik’s Cube. Originally called the Magic Cube, the Rubik’s Cube celebrates its 40th birthday this spring. Google has honored the occasion with a (you guessed it) playable Doodle on its homepage. Hungarian inventor and architecture professor Ernő Rubik invented his now-famous puzzle in 1974, but …

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Dorothy Hodgkin Gets A Google Doodle

Dorothy Hodgkin is the subject of a Google doodle today. Hodgkin was a British biochemist, who was actually born in Cairo, Egypt. Hodgkin won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1964, making her the first British woman to win a Nobel Prize for a science subject. She won for solving the structures of biological molecules using X-ray crystallography, for which …

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Rufous Hummingbird Gets Top Billing In Google’s Earth Day Doodle

Google has an interesting doodle up for Earth Day. It’s animated, and it shows several different animals as you click. You can click the search icon to learn more about each one. The Rufous Hummingbird appears first. Here’s a closer look at one of those: You have to wonder if the hummingbird’s top billing is a nod to Google’s Hummingbird …

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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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