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St. George’s Day 2013 Celebrated With Google Doodle

Google is celebrating St. George’s Day 2013 in the UK with a doodle on its homepage. The day represents the feast day of Saint George, and is celebrated by Christian churches in several countries, though the doodle appears to be unique to Google’s UK site. Wikipedia provides a little more background on the day: As Easter often falls close to …

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Earth Day 2013 Celebrated with Interactive Google Doodle

For Earth Day 2013, Google is celebrating with an interactive doodle that lets you experience much of what nature has to offer – in animated form, of course. Google’s Earth Day doodle lets you change the seasons, weather, moon, and more. “Today we are celebrating Earth Day with an interactive doodle that captures a slice of nature’s subtle wonders. We …

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Chavela Vargas Honored With Google Doodle

Google is celebrating the birthday of Costa Rican-born Mexican singer Chavela Vargas with a doodle on its homepage in Mexico. She was apparently known best for her rendition of Mexican rancheras. Here’s a look at Google’s knowledge panel for Vargas: Here, you can see a performance:

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India’s First Passenger Train Journey Celebrated With Google Doodle

Google is running a doodle on its homepage in India today, celebrating the 160th anniversary of India’s first passenger train journey. On April 16, 1853, the first passenger train service went between bori Bunder in Mumbai and Thane, covering a distance of 24 kilometers (21 miles), hauled by three locomotives, Sahib, Sindh, and Sultan, according to T. Stanley Babu’s “A …

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Leonhard Euler, Mathematics Pioneer, Honored with Google Doodle

Today, Google is honoring Leonhard Euler, the Swiss mathematician known for his prolific works in many mathematical fields, including calculus and many areas of physics. Euler is known for introducing most modern mathematical terminology and notation. Euler was born on April 15th, 1707 in Basel, Switzerland to a pastor and a pastor’s daughter. In his early life, Euler studied under …

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Maria Sibylla Merian Google Doodle Comes To The U.S.

As previously reported, Google began showing a doodle in honor of naturalist and illustrator Maria Sibylla Merian in parts of the world where it was already April 2nd. Now that the date has changed in the rest of the world, including here in the U.S., the doodle has made it to a larger audience, putting Google in the spotlight once …

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Maria Sibylla Merian Celebrated with Google Doodle

On April 2nd, Google is celebrating naturalist Maria Sibylla Merian with a beautiful Doodle featuring various forms of small wildlife – butterflies, caterpillars, a lizard, and more. German-born Maria Sibylla Merian is known for both her plant and animal illustrations. As a botanic artist, Merian published three collections of plant engraving from 1675 to 1680. Shortly after that, Merian began …

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Douglas Adams Honored with Interactive Google Doodle

Today, Google is honoring English author Douglas Adams with a fun little interactive Doodle. Adams began his writing career in the mid 1970s and soon got a break writing for Monty Python. Soon after this small job, Adams was forced to take on odd jobs as his writing career stalled. In the late 70s, Adams worked in radio and even …

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International Women’s Day Celebrated With Google Doodle

International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate the many achievements women have made over the years in various fields. The day is being appropriately celebrated with a Google Doodle made up of the faces of women from all over the world. International Women’s Day started out as International Working Women’s Day. The original event was heavily political and focused …

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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 all-female group called the Skylarks. In 1956, she scored her first hit “Pata Pata.” After visiting the United States, Makeba …

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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 International Date Line get to celebrate. Edward Gorey was born on February 22, 1925, and he died on April 15, …

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Nicolaus Copernicus Google Doodle Comes To The Rest Of The World

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 doodle has come along with the date change. It celebrates Nicolaus Copernicus, the famous mathematician and astronomer from Poland who, …

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