All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google Doodle’

Anne-Cath. Vestly Honored With Google Doodle

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 was Eight Children and a Truck (Åtte små, to store og en lastebil in Norwegian). It is about a family …

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Google Briefly Ran an Asteroid-Themed Doodle but Quickly Pulled It After the Events in Russia

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 you won’t see any asteroid-related Doodle. That’s because Google removed it. And yes, it’s for the reason you suspect. Google …

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George Ferris Google Doodle Comes To The Rest Of The World

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 February 14th over there, and has been rolling out to the rest of the world with the date change. Now …

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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/… — Google Doodles (@GoogleDoodles) February 13, 2013 While it’s still the 13th here in the states, it has already moved on …

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George Ferris Gets A Google Doodle For Valentine’s Day

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 Columbian Exposition. February 14th is, of course, Valentine’s Day, which is celebrated in many countries around the world. And what …

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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 better way to experience a party the size of Brazil than by connecting to the rhythms and local traditions of …

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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 tops the list of popular singers in his genre, according to Google Search Trends data. Singh has a huge discography …

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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 can now see the doodle. Mary Leakey was an archaeologist and anthropologist from Britain, who discovered the first fossilized Proconsul …

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Mary Leakey Honored With Google Doodle

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 ancestral to humans) skull. She also discovered the Zinjanthropus (Paranthropus, a genus of extinct hominins) skull. Leakey was born on …

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Manuel Álvarez Bravo Honored With Google Doodle in Mexico

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 Latin American photography. He was born on this day in 1902, and lived to be 100. He died in October …

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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 and short stories and about 20 plays. He was born on this day in 1808, and died in 1856. Here’s …

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Sri Lanka Independence Day Celebrated With Google Doodle

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 the holiday with flags, parades, etc. This isn’t the only doodle Google is running today. On its Canadian home page, …

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