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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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Maria Mitchell Google Doodle Honors First Female Professional Astronomer

Today, Google is honoring Maria Mitchell with a really cool Doodle that shows the first American professional female astronomer using a telescope to look to the sky – presumably in hunt for “Miss Mitchell’s Comet,” which she would discover in 1847. Mitchell was born in 1818 in Nantucket, Massachusetts and raised in the Quaker faith. She most likely benefitted from …

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Rosalind Franklin, DNA Pioneer, Gets a Google Doodle

Today, Google is using their homepage real estate to honor British biophysicist and X-ray crystallographer Rosalind Franklin with a Doodle. Franklin’s studies on DNA, RNA, and viruses helped later scientists (most notably Watson and Crick) better understand the structure of these basic molecular structures. Franklin was born into a wealthy family in Notting Hill, London in 1920. She excelled in …

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Singer Warda Al-Jazairia Gets A Google Doodle

In countries in the Middle East and North Africa, Google is showing a doodle celebrating what would have been the 74th birthday of Algerian-Lebanese singer Warda Al-Jazairia today. She was commonly known as simply “Warda”. The singer was actually born in France in 1939, and died last year in Cairo after suffering a cardiac arrest at the age of 72. …

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Rembrandt van Rijn Gets A Google Doodle

Painter Rembrandt van Rijn is the subject of today’s worldwide Google doodle, as today marks what would have been his 407th birthday. Rembrandt was born on this day in 1606, and died on October 4th 1669. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters of all time, as his name is often used as a contrast to inferior work. …

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Aníbal Troilo Gets A Google Doodle

Google is celebrating the birthday of Argentine tango musician Aníbal Troilo on is homepage in Arentina. Troilo played bandoneon, and was a composer, arranger and bandleader. From Wikipedia: His orquesta típica was among the most popular with social dancers during the golden age of tango (1940-1955), but he changed to a concert sound by the late 1950s. Troilo’s orchestra is …

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Roswell UFO Incident Gets A Google Doodle

Google is running a doodle on its homepages around the world celebrating the 66th anniversary of the famed Roswell UFO incident, which took place on this day in 1947. Legend has it that a UFO crashed on a ranch near Roswell, New Mexico. The government, acknowledging the incident attributed it to a military surveillance balloon, but some believe it to …

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Franz Kafka Google Doodle Hits The U.S.

As previously reported, Google is celebrating the birthday of acclaimed writer Franz Kafka. The doodle went live yesterday on the other side of the world, when it became July 3rd, and now it’s up here in our neck of the woods. The doodle specifically honors “Die Verwandlung,” or “The Metamorphosis,” one of Kafka’s most well-known and influential stories, which was …

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Canada Day Gets A Google Doodle

Google is showing a homepage doodle in Canada today in celebration of Canada Day, the country’s holiday for national pride. The day commemorates the anniversary of the British North America Act signed in 1867. It’s now called the Constitution Act. This brought together three colonies to form Canada. Each year, the holiday is celebrated on July 1st, unless it falls …

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Antoni Gaudí Gets a Wacky Google Doodle

Today, Google is honoring Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí, best known as the leader of the Catalan Modernism movement. He was born in Reus, in Spain’s Catalonia region in 1852. Today’s Doodle is pretty abstract, as some people who visit the Google homepage today are surely doing a double-take. The Doodle celebrates what would we the artist’s 161st birthday. He died …

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First Day of Winter 2013 Celebrated With Google (21 Days Late In Australia)

It’s the first day of winter in some parts of the world, and Google is showing a doodle where appropriate. Well, almost. Google is showing this doodle in Brazil, Australia, Chile, Uruguay, Peru, Paraguay, New Zealand, Bolivia and Argentina. In Australia, however, it’s actually not the first day of winter. That was June 1st, as a number of people have …

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Summer Solstice 2013 Celebrated With Google Doodle

Today is the Summer Solstice (or the official first day of summer) in many parts of the world, and Google is showing a doodle on its homepage in the appropriate countries to celebrate. The countries that are getting this doodle are: Canada, Turkey, Italy, Czech Republic, Panama, Lithuania, Costa Rica, France, Slovakia, Ireland, Venezuela, Ecuador, Macedonia [FYROM], Brunei, Israel, Singapore, …

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