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  1. #1501
    Feb 12, 2014
    230th anniversary of Prague's existence as a single capital city

    Prague is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic, the 13th largest city in the European Union and the historical capital of Bohemia.

    During the thousand years of its existence, Prague grew from a settlement stretching from
    Prague Castle in the north to the fort of Vyšehrad in the south, to become the capital of a modern European country.

    World War I ended with the defeat of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the creation of Czechoslovakia. Prague was chosen as its capital and Prague Castle as the seat of president Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk. At this time Prague was a true European capital with highly developed industry. By 1930, the population had risen to 850,000.
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  2. #1502
    Feb 17, 2014
    Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson's 150th Birthday [born 1864]

    Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson was an Australian bush poet, journalist and author. He wrote many ballads and poems about Australian life, focusing particularly on the rural and outback areas, including the district around Binalong, New South Wales, where he spent much of his childhood. Paterson's more notable poems include "Clancy of the Overflow" [1889], "The Man from Snowy River" [1890] and "Waltzing Matilda" [1895], regarded widely as Australia's unofficial national anthem

  3. #1503
    Feb 19, 2014
    Gabriele Münter's 137th Birthday

    Gabriele Münter was a German expressionist painter who was at the forefront of the Munich avant-garde in the early 20th century. She studied and lived with the painter Wassily Kandinsky and was a founding member of the expressionist group Der Blaue Reiter.
    In 2018, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art of Copenhagen, Denmark, ran an exhibition from May to August with about 130 works by Gabriele Münter, many of which were being shown for the first time, in the artist's first comprehensive retrospective in decades.
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  4. #1504
    Mar 4, 2014
    Hatsusaburo Yoshida's 130th Birthday [born 1884]

    Hatsusaburō Yoshida was a Japanese cartographer and artist, known by his bird's-eye view maps of cities and towns. Known as the "Hiroshige of the Taisho Era," Yoshida created over 3000 maps in his lifetime.

  5. #1505
    Mar 5, 2014
    Giambattista Tiepolo's 318th Birthday [born 1696]

    Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, also known as Giambattista [or Gianbattista] Tiepolo, was an Italian painter and printmaker from the Republic of Venice who painted in the Rococo style, considered important member of the 18th-century Venetian school. He was prolific, and worked not only in Italy, but also in Germany and Spain.

  6. #1506
    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Oz View Post
    And Ella Fitzgerald, from 2013:

    The story of this one's creation is found at this link:

    Ella Jane Fitzgerald [April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996] was an American jazz singer, sometimes referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing, timing, intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.

    Ella Fitzgerald Just One of Those Things is a film about her life including interviews with many famous singers and musicians who worked with her and her son. It was directed by Leslie Woodhead and produced by Reggie Nadelson. It was released in the UK in 2019. [Now available on Amazon Prime]
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  7. #1507
    Mar 8, 2014
    International Women's Day 2014

    http://www.google.com/doodles/intern...omens-day-2014 [interactive]

    Women have historically been underrepresented in almost all fields: science, school curricula, business, politics — and, sadly, doodles. In addition to our continued effort for doodle diversity and inclusion, this truly International Women’s Day doodle features a host of over a 100 inspiring women from around the world.

    Here is the full list [in order of appearance]:

    Cee Chatpawee, TV host, IT Princess, Thailand
    Chinaza Godwin Christiana, Student, Nigeria
    Easkey Britton, Surfer and the first woman to surf in Iran, PhD and doctoral candidate, Ireland
    Rahimah Yussof, Developer group leader, Brunei
    Chen Yuhong, School teacher, China
    Naho Okamoto, Jewelry designer, Japan
    Mary Kom, Five-time World Boxing champion, India
    Funlayo Adewale, Canteen owner, Nigeria
    Jennifer Luo & Yi-hsin Chen, Mothers to be, Taiwan
    Alifiyah Ganjee, Developer group leader, Kenya
    Karnataka State Home Guard, India
    Ana Cecilia Castillo, Developer group leader, Guatemala
    Rivka Carmi, President of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
    Camila Batmanghelidjh, Founded the place2be and Kids Company, caring for 17,000 children, UK/Iran
    Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of Lithuania
    Sarah Sechan, TV personality and entertainer, Indonesia
    Shoko Uemura, Under-23 Women's Football Team member, Japan
    Janet Mock, Trans woman rights activist and author, USA
    Harusoga Fujima, Professional Nihon Buyo dancer [traditional dance], Japan
    Mara Gabrilli, Congresswoman & Brazil's spokesperson for people with disabilities, Brazil
    Maria da Penha, Women's rights advocate, named the law protecting women from domestic violence, Brazil
    Viviane Senna, Entrepreneur and founder of NGOs, Brazil
    Marta Silva, Awarded multiple times by FIFA golden ball as best female soccer player in the world, Brazil
    Students, Guatemala
    Maia Sandu, Minister of education, Moldova
    Chamki, Adventurous and inquisitive schoolgirl muppet, India
    Christine Van Broeckhoven, Molecular biologist, Belgium
    Tanha Islam, Aspiring engineer, Bangladesh
    Jake Feinler, Former head of Network Information Center at Stanford and Internet Hall of Fame member, USA
    Iryna Velychko, Galyna Korniyenko & Marina Derkach, Developer group organizers, Ukraine
    Marisa Millán, Proud grandma, Spain
    Noelle Wenceslao, Janet Belarmino & Carina Dayondon, First Filipinas to climb Mount Everest, Philippines
    Clarisse Reille, Managing Director of French Professional Committee for Apparel Economy Development, France
    Gesche Joost, Professor of Design Research and one of Germany's "100 masterminds of tomorrow", Germany
    Dora, Explorer
    Nogah Dufresne, Multinational baby, France/Israel
    Tooba Shaikh, Aspiring Developer, Pakistan
    Katelyn Donnelly, Executive Director of the Pearson Affordable Learning Fund, USA/UK
    Catherine Koo, Chairlady of United Christian College Parents Teachers Association, Hong Kong
    Roba Al Assi, Blogger, Jordan
    SOS Lambrate, Ambulance volunteers, Italy
    Camila Bernal Villegas, Director of the CRAN Foundation and cancer survivor, Colombia
    Malala Yousafzai, Education activist, Pakistan
    Ashaji, Holds a Guinness World Record as most recorded artist in music history, India
    Nonna Grishaeva, Actress, comedian and singer, Russia
    Ndileka Xameni, Runs an orphanage, South africa
    İpek Hanım's Farm, Business woman turned farmer and her village , Turkey
    Prof. Jacqueline A. Oduol, Gender expert fighting for Women's and children's rights, Kenya
    Martha Debayle, Radio personality, named one of the 50th most powerful women in Mexico by Forbes, Mexico
    Alenka Godec, One of the most prominent jazz and pop singers in Slovenia, Slovenia
    Zakeeya Patel, Actress, dancer and winner of South Africa's Strictly Come Dancing 2013, South Africa
    Astrid Sartiasari, Singer, Indonesia
    Jenny Chan, Ella Wong & Ching Hoi Man, Spokeswomen, Hong Kong
    Isadora Faber, Education activist, 14 years old, Brazil
    Refiloe Khaoli, Copyrighter, South Africa
    Serena Gu, Grace Liang & Sharon Tam, University start-ups advocates, Hong Kong
    Anne Geddes, Renowned photographer and women's advocate, Australia
    Cecilia Chung, Social justice & human rights activist, HK/US
    Diaa Elyaacoubi, Serial entrepreneur, named Entrepreneur of the Year 2004, France
    Ros Juan, Entrepreneur and Social advocate, Philippines
    Funmi Victor-Okigbo, Events Production Designer, Nigeria
    Chen Junlan and QiQiGe, Office workers, China
    Tarryn Tomlinson, Inspiring quadriplegic working with disadvantaged youth, South Africa
    Zahira Asmal, Founder of Design South Africa, South Africa
    Foluso Olaniyan, Agricultural pioneer, Nigeria
    Jirawadee Sudta, Awarded National Excellent Youth in law and protection of children's rights, Thailand

    Thanks to our amazing editor Morgan Stiff, Zap Mama for the wonderful music, and all the women and girls who participated.
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  8. #1508
    Mar 9, 2014
    Taras Shevchenko's 200th Birthday [born 1814]

    Taras Hryhorovych Shevchenko, also known as Kobzar Taras, or simply Kobzar, was a Ukrainian poet, writer, artist, public and political figure, as well as folklorist and ethnographer. His literary heritage is regarded to be the foundation of modern Ukrainian literature and, to a large extent, the modern Ukrainian language, though the language of his poems was different from the modern Ukrainian language. Shevchenko is also known for many masterpieces as a painter and an illustrator.[

  9. #1509
    Mar 18, 2014
    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's 170th Birthday [born 1844]

    Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov was a Russian composer, and a member of the group of composers known as The Five. He was a master of orchestration. His best-known orchestral compositions—Capriccio Espagnol, the Russian Easter Festival Overture, and the symphonic suite Scheherazade—are staples of the classical music repertoire, along with suites and excerpts from some of his 15 operas. Scheherazade is an example of his frequent use of fairy-tale and folk subjects.
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  10. #1510
    Mar 19, 2014
    José Sabogal's 125th Birthday

    José Sabogal was a Peruvian painter and muralist who was "the most renowned early supporter" and thus a leader in the artistic indigenist movement of his country. As Daniel Balderston, Mike Gonzalez, and Ana M. López assert, Sabogal "became Peru's militant indigenist and aesthetic nationalist, and led this movement for the next thirty years.

  11. #1511
    Mar 21, 2014
    Ayrton Senna's 54th Birthday

    Ayrton Senna da Silva was a Brazilian racing driver who won the Formula One World Drivers' Championship in 1988, 1990 and 1991. Senna is one of three Formula One drivers from Brazil to win the World Championship and won 41 Grands Prix and 65 pole positions, with the latter being the record until 2006. He died in an accident leading the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix driving for the Williams team.

    In April 2000, Senna was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame. That year, the UK public also voted Senna's opening lap of the 1993 European Grand Prix, the 43rd in the list of the 100 Greatest Sporting Moments.
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  12. #1512
    Apr 6, 2014
    Cricket T20 World Cup 2014 Final

    The 2014 ICC World Twenty20 was the fifth ICC World Twenty20 competition, an international Twenty20 cricket tournament, that took place in Bangladesh from 16 March to 6 April 2014. It was played in three cities — Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet. The International Cricket Council announced Bangladesh as host in 2010.It was the second consecutive time that an Asian country is hosting this event, as Sri Lanka hosted the previous tournament in 2012. Sri Lanka won the tournament, beating India by 6 wickets in the final at Mirpur.
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  13. #1513
    Apr 7, 2014
    Victoria Ocampo's 124th Birthday [born 1890]

    Victoria Ocampo was an Argentine writer and intellectual, described by Jorge Luis Borges as La mujer más argentina ["The quintessential Argentine woman"].Best known as an advocate for others and as publisher of the literary magazine Sur, she was also a writer and critic in her own right and one of the most prominent South American women of her time.

    Ocampo was made a member of the
    Argentine Academy of Letters in 1976. She was the first woman ever admitted to the Academy, and she formally took her seat on 23 June 1977. The "cultural dialog," initiated in 1977 by the de facto government but organized by UNESCO, was held in her home, Villa Ocampo, in San Isidro, Buenos Aires Province; she eventually donated the house to UNESCO in 1973.
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  14. #1514
    Apr 14, 2014
    Averroes' 888th Birthday [born 1126]

    Ibn Rushd, often Latinized as Averroes, was a Muslim Andalusian polymath and jurist who wrote about many subjects, including philosophy, theology, medicine, astronomy, physics, psychology, mathematics, Islamic jurisprudence and law, and linguistics. The author of more than 100 books and treatises, his philosophical works include numerous commentaries on Aristotle, for which he was known in the western world as The Commentator and Father of rationalism.

  15. #1515
    Apr 17, 2014
    The Peak District becomes Britain's 1st National Park

    The Peak District is an upland area in England at the southern end of the Pennines. It is mostly in northern Derbyshire but also includes parts of Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Staffordshire and Yorkshire.

    The area has two main parts. The northern 'Dark Peak' is where most of the moorland is found. Its geology is gritstone. The southern 'White Peak' is where most of the population lives: its geology is mainly limestone.

  16. #1516
    Apr 18, 2014
    Ivana Brlić Mažuranić's 140th Birthday [born 1874]

    Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić was a Croatian writer. Within her native land, as well as internationally, she has been praised as the best Croatian writer for children.Brlić-Mažuranić was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature four times – in 1931 and 1935 she was nominated by the historian Gabriel Manojlović, and in 1937 and 1938 she was joined by the philosopher Albert Bazala, both based in Zagreb. In 1937 she also became the first woman accepted as a Corresponding Member into the Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts. She was awarded Order of Saint Sava.
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  17. #1517
    Apr 22, 2014
    Earth Day 2014

    http://www.google.com/doodles/earth-day-2014 [animated]

    I had a lot of hair-brained ideas for Earth Day 2014, before at last stumbling upon the solution you see before you. My desk was littered with hastily scrawled notes and sketches involving old tractor tires, the number of water bottles consumed by north americans per annum, and sea turtles wearing plastic shopping bags like waist-coat travesties.

    My colleague, cohort, and coder extraordinaire Corrie Scalisi had recently been on holiday in East Africa, and after a brainstorm session during which I had expounded on the ways I could spell 'Google' using trash, related to me some truly moving facts about the horticultural tendencies of garden-variety dung beetles.

    Most of us are aware of the beetles' propensity for whisking away lumps of dung for their own purposes. Perhaps less known, is the most marvelous side effect dung-rolling has of bolstering soil quality and richness, which in turn fosters tree growth in areas where the beetles live.

    The notion that the 'animals' we share our planet with can cause such positive repercussions within their habitat moved me to focus on the many and varied beings that the Earth has given rise to.
    With that, I set about sketching out ways I could incorporate a diverse range of fauna into the google logo, with specific emphasis on not giving to much importance to members of my own class: Mammalia.
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  18. #1518
    Apr 23, 2014
    Max Planck's 156th Birthday [born 1858]

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    Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck, was a German theoretical physicist, probably the most influential of modern physics, as his discovery of the energy quanta, which won him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1918, sparked the configuration of the predominant branch of such discipline, quantum mechanics.
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  19. #1519
    Apr 23, 2014
    Children's Day 2014 - Turkey

  20. #1520
    Apr 23, 2014
    Pixinguinha's 117th Birthday [born 1897)]

    Alfredo da Rocha Viana Filho, known as Pixinguinha was a Brazilian composer, arranger, flautist and saxophonist born in Rio de Janeiro. Pixinguinha is considered one of the greatest Brazilian composers of popular music, particularly within the genre of music known as choro. By integrating the music of the older choro composers of the 19th century with contemporary jazz-like harmonies, Afro-Brazilian rhythms, and sophisticated arrangements, he introduced choro to a new audience and helped to popularize it as a uniquely Brazilian genre. He was also one of the first Brazilian musicians and composers to take advantage of the new professional opportunities offered to musicians by the new technologies of radio broadcasting and studio recording. Pixinguinha composed dozens of choros, including some of the best-known works in the genre such as "Carinhoso", "Glória", "Lamento" and "Um a Zero".
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  21. #1521
    Apr 24, 2014
    Jan Karski's 100th Birthday [born 1914]

    Jan Karski was a Polish soldier, resistance-fighter, and diplomat during World War II. He is known for having acted as a courier in 1940–43 to the Polish Government-in-Exile and to Poland's Western Allies about the situation in German-occupied Poland. He was reporting about the state of Poland, in which there were many competing factions in the resistance, and also about Germany's destruction of the Warsaw Ghetto and its operation of extermination camps on Polish soil that were murdering Jews, Poles, and others.

    On 2 June 1982, Yad Vashem recognised Jan Karski as Righteous Among the Nations. A tree bearing a memorial plaque in his name was planted that same year at Yad Vashem's Avenue of the Righteous Among the Nations in Jerusalem.

    He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama post-humously.
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  22. #1522
    Apr 26, 2014
    King's Day 2014

    Koningsdag or King's Day is a national holiday in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Celebrated on 27 April, the date marks the birth of King Willem-Alexander. Until the abdication of Queen Beatrix in 2013, the holiday was known as Koninginnedag or Queen's Day and was celebrated on 30 April.
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  23. #1523
    Apr 27, 2014
    South Africa Freedom Day

    Freedom Day is a public holiday in South Africa celebrated on 27 April. It celebrates freedom and commemorates the first post-apartheid elections held on that day in 1994. The elections were the first non-racial national elections where everyone of voting age of over 18 from any race group, including foreign citizens permanently resident in South Africa, were allowed to vote. Previously, under the apartheid regime, non-whites in general had only limited rights to vote while black South Africans had no voting rights whatsoever.

  24. #1524
    Apr 28, 2014
    Cinecittŕ's 77 anniversary

    Cinecittŕ Studios [ Italian for Cinema City Studios], is a large film studio in Rome, Italy. With an area of 400,000 square metres [99 acres], it is the largest film studio in Europe, and is considered the hub of Italian cinema. The studios were constructed during the Fascist era as part of a plan to revive the Italian film industry.

    Filmmakers such as Federico Fellini, Roberto Rossellini, Luchino Visconti, Sergio Leone, Bernardo Bertolucci, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, and Mel Gibson have worked at Cinecittŕ. More than 3,000 movies have been filmed there, of which 90 received an Academy Award nomination and 47 of these won it. In the 1950s, the number of international productions being made there led to Rome being dubbed "Hollywood on the Tiber."
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  25. #1525
    Apr 29, 2014
    Ustad Alla Rakha's 95th Birthday

    Ustad Allarakha Qureshi, popularly known as Alla Rakha, was an Indian tabla player who specialized in Hindustani classical music. He was a frequent accompanist of sitar player Ravi Shankar and was largely responsible for introducing Tabla to the western audience.

  26. #1526
    Apr 29, 2014
    Gerard Oury's 95th Birthday

    Gérard Oury was a French film director, actor and writer.

    While the uniforms seem to indicate these are members of a dark and sinister army, they are in fact the famous comedic duo, Louis de Funes and Bourvil, cast as ordinary Frenchmen disguised in German uniforms in Gerard Oury's best-known work, La Grande Vadrouille.
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  27. #1527
    Apr 30, 2014
    Childrens Day 2014 - Mexico

  28. #1528
    May 1, 2014
    Mahmoud Shokoko's 102nd Birthday

    Mahmoud Shokoko was an Egyptian actor and artist. He is best known for his puppet character "Aragouzsho".

  29. #1529
    May 1, 2014
    Spring and Labor Day - Russia

  30. #1530
    May 2, 2014
    Ichiyo Higuchi's 142nd Birthday

    Natsu Higuchi was a Japanese writer from the Meiji Period. Higuchi was unique among her peers in that her writing was based on Japanese rather than Western models

  31. #1531
    May 7, 2014
    Olympe de Gouges's 266th Birthday

    Olympe de Gouges was a French playwright and political activist whose writings on women's rights and abolitionism reached a large audience in various countries.

  32. #1532
    May 8, 2014
    Parents' Day 2014 - Korea

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  33. #1533
    May 9, 2014
    Sophie Scholl's 93rd Birthday

    Sophia Magdalena Scholl was a German student and anti-Nazi political activist, active within the White Rose non-violent resistance group in Nazi Germany.

    She was convicted of high treason after having been found distributing anti-war leaflets at the University of Munich with her brother, Hans. As a result, she was executed by guillotine. Since the 1970s, Scholl has been extensively commemorated for her anti-Nazi resistance work.

  34. #1534
    May 12, 2014
    Dorothy Hodgkin's 104th Birthday

    Today marks the 104th Birthday of Dorothy Hodgkin, a pioneer of the field of X-ray crystallography. A 100 year old technique in chemistry which has revolutionized the way we understand the structure of the universe on a molecular level. By studying the patterns produced by X-rays, scientists are able to surmise the molecular structure of materials. A technique so important that it has had a direct role in producing multiple Nobel Laureates including Dorothy Hodgkin, who was awarded one in 1964 for her work on uncovering the complex structure of Penicillin G.

  35. #1535
    May 15, 2014
    Teachers Day 2014 - Mexico

  36. #1536
    May 16, 2014
    Maria Gaetana Agnesi's 296th Birthday

    Maria Gaetana Agnesi was an Italian mathematician, philosopher, theologian, and humanitarian. She was the first woman to write a mathematics handbook and the first woman appointed as a mathematics professor at a university.

    She is credited with writing the first book discussing both differential and integral calculus and was a member of the faculty at the University of Bologna, although she never served.

  37. #1537
    May 16, 2014
    India Counting Day 2014

    Results of India general election.

  38. #1538
    May 17, 2014
    Norway's 200th Year of Independence

    The dissolution of the union between the kingdoms of Norway and Sweden under the House of Bernadotte, was set in motion by a resolution of the Storting on 7 June 1905. Following some months of tension and fear of an outbreak of war between the neighbouring kingdoms [then in personal union] – and a Norwegian plebiscite held on 13 August which overwhelmingly backed dissolution – negotiations between the two governments led to Sweden's recognition of Norway as an independent constitutional monarchy on 26 October 1905.

  39. #1539
    May 21, 2014
    Mary Anning's 215th Birthday

    Mary Anning was an English fossil collector, dealer, and palaeontologist who became known around the world for finds she made in Jurassic marine fossil beds in the cliffs along the English Channel at Lyme Regis in the county of Dorset in Southwest England. Anning's findings contributed to changes in scientific thinking about prehistoric life and the history of the Earth.

  40. #1540
    May 23, 2014
    Otto Lilienthal's 166th Birthday

    A crowd gathers to watch the “Gilder King” Otto Lilienthal in flight on our homepage in Germany today. A pioneer in aviation, Lilienthal is known for his work on heavier-than-air flight, and was an inspiration for the Wright Brothers among others.

  41. #1541
    May 27, 2014
    Rachel Louise Carson's 107th Birthday

    This global doodle celebrates famed marine biologist and conservationist Rachel Louise Carson on what would be her 107th birthday. The doodle was originally more aspirational in concept, much like the figure it celebrates. Carson could be seen perched on a seacliff, staring toward the sea with a light animation of her scarf flowing in the wind.

  42. #1542
    May 29, 2014
    Norman Frederick Hetherington's 93rd Birthday

    Mr. Squiggle and Friends are up to their old tricks on our homepage in Australia for Norman Frederick Hetherington’s 93rd birthday. Hetherington was a cartoonist and puppeteer, best known for creating Mr. Squiggle, Australia's longest-running children's television series.

  43. #1543
    May 30, 2014
    35th Anniversary of Nezha Conquers the Dragon King

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    http://www.google.com/doodles/35th-a...he-dragon-king [animated]

    Our homepage in Hong Kong and Taiwan marks the 35th anniversary of Nezha Conquers the Dragon King. A source of pride in China, Nezha was the first Chinese-language animated film to be screened at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.
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  44. #1544
    Jun 2, 2014
    Dragon Boat Festival 2014

    Take a ride in our dragon boat for the Duanwu Festival in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan today. During this festival people eat “zongzi” [sticky rice dumplings], drink realgar wine and race dragon boats.

  45. #1545
    Jun 2, 2014
    Republic Day Italy 2014

    Festa della Repubblica is the Italian National Day and Republic Day, which is celebrated on 2 June each year, with the main celebration taking place in Rome. The Festa della Repubblica is one of the national symbols of Italy.

    The day commemorates the institutional referendum held by universal suffrage in 1946, in which the Italian people were called to the polls to decide on the form of government following the Second World War and the fall of Fascism.

    The ceremonial of the event organized in Rome includes the deposition of a laurel wreath as a tribute to the Unknown Soldier at the Altare della Patria by the President of the Italian Republic and a military parade along Via dei Fori Imperiali in Rome.
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  46. #1546
    Jun 4, 2014
    Julija Beniuševičiūtė-Žymantienė's 169th Birthday

    Writer Julija Beniuševičiūtė-Žymantienė is best remembered for her stories about life among the peasantry. Our homepage in Lithuania depicts a scene from her book Marti [“Daughter-in-law”], in which the main character realizes she may have made a huge mistake.

  47. #1547
    Jun 4, 2014
    Alejandro Obregon's 93rd Birthday

    Our doodle in Colombie today draws inspiration from the work of painter Alejandro Obregon for what would be his 93rd birthday. Recognized as one of Colombia’s top painters, Obregon’s style is noted for its use of color and geometric forms.

  48. #1548
    Jun 6, 2014
    Honinbo Shusaku's 185th Birthday

    Today in Japan and other countries, we’re marking the 185th birthday of Honinbo Shusaku, widely considered to be one of the greatest players of the ancient Chinese board game Go. Shusaku rose to prominence during Go’s golden age in the 19th century and is known for his perfection of the Shusaku opening, which is depicted in our doodle.

  49. #1549
    Jun 12, 2014
    Philippine Independence Day 2014

    Happy Independence Day to the Philippines! Our doodle depicts “Bayanihan,” a Filipino tradition where members of a community help a family move by literally carrying their house to a new place.

  50. #1550
    June 12, 2014
    World Cup 2014 #1

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    http://www.google.com/doodles/world-cup-2014-1 [animated]

    Anything can happen during the World Cup. Who’ll win? Who’ll score? Whichsuperpsychicanimal will replace Paul the Octopus?
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