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  1. #2101
    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.

  2. #2102
    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.
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  3. #2103
    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. Ibn Rushd also served as a chief judge and a court physician for the Almohad Caliphate.

  4. #2104
    Mar 30, 2014
    Mother's Day 2014 [UK]

  5. #2105
    Mar 21, 2014
    Mother's Day [Middle East]

  6. #2106
    Mar 19, 2014
    Father's Day [Día del Padre / Día de San José]

  7. #2107
    Feb 18, 2014
    Ertem Egilmez's 85th Birthday [born 1929]

    Ertem Eğilmez was a Turkish film director, producer and screenwriter. He is known as the name behind some of the most popular films in Turkish film history. Many of these were produced by his production company Arzu Film
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  8. #2108
    February 16, 2011
    Miriam Ruth's Birthday. Illustrations inspired by Ora Eyal. Permission courtesy Poalim Publishing Group

    Miriam Roth was a preeminent pioneer of Israeli preschool education, author and scholar of children's literature, with a long career as a kindergarten teacher and educator. Many of the children's books she wrote became Israeli best-selling classics.

  9. #2109
    Feb 15, 2011
    Ernest Shackleton's Birthday

    Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton CVO OBE FRGS FRSGS was an Anglo-Irish Antarctic explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic. He was one of the principal figures of the period known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.

  10. #2110
    February 15, 2002
    Winter Olympics 2002 - Freestyle Skiing

  11. #2111
    Apr 22, 2001
    Earth Day 2001

  12. #2112
    April 22, 2015
    Earth Day 2015

  13. #2113
    April 22, 2005
    Earth Day 2005

  14. #2114
    Apr 14, 2005
    Leonardo da Vinci's 553rd Birthday

    Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian polymath of the High Renaissance who was active as a painter, draughtsman, theorist, engineer, scientist, sculptor and architect. While his fame initially rested on his achievements as a painter, he also became known for his notebooks, in which he made drawings and notes on a variety of subjects, including anatomy, astronomy, botany, cartography, painting, and paleontology. Leonardo's genius epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal, and his collective works compose a contribution to later generations of artists rivaled only by that of his younger contemporary and fellow founder of the High Renaissance, Michelangelo.

  15. #2115
    April 10, 2012
    Lee Jung-seob's 96th Birthday

    Lee Jung Seob was a Korean artist, most known for his oil paintings such as "White Ox".

  16. #2116
    September 7, 2015
    Brazil's Independence Day 2015

    Orchids! Palm trees! Passion flowers! There’s no landscape in the world quite as colorful as Brazil’s, whose independence we celebrate today. In 1822, from the banks of the grassy Ipiranga Brook in São Paulo, Dom Pedro I declared Brazil a free nation. Centuries later, visitors to the Terra do Brasil come to enjoy its awesome mix of natural offerings, captured in this doodle by Kevin Laughlin. Its main rainforest “is home to as many as 80,000 plant species,” according to the World Wide Fund for Nature. Brazil’s fauna is also impressive, with hundreds of unique mammals roaming its land, and thousands of fish species swimming through its waters. Happy independence day to beautiful, bountiful Brazil!

  17. #2117
    Sep 6, 2015
    Father's Day 2015 [Australia, New Zealand]

    Happy Father’s Day to dads of all shapes, sizes, and species! Today’s Doodle represents the universality of familial love. I had a few separate concepts, some with animals, some with people, and looking at them all, I thought it would be fun to try to tie them together.

  18. #2118
    September 1, 2011
    Tarsila do Amaral's 125th Birthday

    Tarsila de Aguiar do Amaral was a Brazilian painter, draftswoman, and translator. She is considered one of the leading Latin American modernist artists, and is regarded as the painter who best achieved Brazilian aspirations for nationalistic expression in a modern style. As a member of the Grupo dos Cinco, Tarsila is also considered a major influence in the modern art movement in Brazil, alongside Anita Malfatti, Menotti Del Picchia, Mário de Andrade, and Oswald de Andrade. She was instrumental in the formation of the aesthetic movement, Antropofagia [1928–1929]; in fact, Tarsila was the one with her celebrated painting, Abaporu, who inspired Oswald de Andrade's famous Manifesto Antropófago.
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  19. #2119
    September 1, 2019
    First Day of School 2019 [September 1]

    Fresh-faced students don their smartest outfits and step onto their respective campuses. For a day of reuniting with old classmates and meeting new ones, while awaiting the start of class, today’s Doodle celebrates the first day of school!

    Students and instructors around the world will return to the classroom today to begin a new year of learning.

  20. #2120
    April 22, 2021
    Earth Day 2021

    Thursday is Earth Day, when people around the world gather to celebrate the planet's environment and raise public awareness about pollution. This year's theme is Restore Our Earth and focuses on restoring the world's ecosystems through natural processes, emerging green technologies and innovative thinking.

    To mark the occasion, Google has created a video Doodle that highlights how we can all have a hand in helping create a brighter future for the planet. Our environment sustains us, and as Google points out, we can return the favor -- one sapling at a time.

  21. #2121
    April 22, 2013
    Earth Day 2013

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  22. #2122
    April 22, 2012
    Earth Day 2012

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  23. #2123
    Sep 1, 2011
    First Day of School 2011 - Estonia, Poland, Russia

  24. #2124
    Aug 31, 2011
    110th Anniversary of the Lisbon Tram

  25. #2125
    Aug 31, 2011
    Malaysia Independence Day 2011

    Independence Day [Malay: Hari Merdeka, also known as Hari Kebangsaan or "National Day"], is the official independence day of Federation of Malaya. It commemorates the Malayan Declaration of Independence of 31 August 1957, and is defined in Article 160 of the Constitution of Malaysia. The day is marked by official and unofficial ceremonies and observances.

    On the night of 30 August 1957, more than 20,000 people gathered at Merdeka Square [Padang Merdeka] in Kuala Lumpur to witness the handover of power from the British.

  26. #2126
    Aug 27, 2011
    Faina Ranevskaya's 115th Birthday

    Faina Georgievna Ranevskaya is recognized as one of the greatest Soviet actresses in both tragedy and comedy. She was also famous for her aphorisms.

  27. #2127
    Aug 25, 2011
    Uruguay Independence Day 2011

    From the Empire of Brazil in 1825. "Ceibo", or Erythrina cristagalli, is the national flower.
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  28. #2128
    Aug 24, 2011
    Ukrainian Independence Day 2011

  29. #2129
    Aug 24, 2011
    112th Birthday of Jorge Luis Borges

    I jumped at the opportunity to illustrate a doodle commemorating Jorge Luis Borges, the fantastical Argentine writer who had long been one of my all-time favorites.

    I first read The Library of Babel in college, and its imagery had stuck with me ever since. In it, the narrator inhabits a library that contains every possible permutation of a particular template of book, which contains 410 pages and 40 lines per page. Though most of the books are random gibberish, there are some that – by chance – contain coherent words, or even fragments of nonsensical sentences. The citizens of the Library are fixated on finding books that carry actual messages or directives.

    This parable fascinated me, and as I explored the rest of Borges's work as research for the doodle, I continued to uncover striking passages. Whether the Borgesian protagonist was exploring labyrinths, temples, or his own mind, these stories always touched upon the same themes – the overwhelming complexity of the world's information, the incomprehensible machinations of memory, and the deep mysteries of dreams. These are the elements that I tried to convey visually in the doodle by drawing a vast and circuitous theoretical library.

    I worked with fellow Googler Matt Werner, a Borges enthusiast who has written a book on the author, to develop concepts for this doodle. His blog post, over on the Google Books blog, has many more interesting facts on Borges and how he relates to the modern age of information technology. Borges's uncanny foreknowledge of the internet has also been addressed by Douglas Wolk in a Salon.com article. Though Borges's work seems steeped in mythology and tradition, it continues to have a profound relevance to modern civilization.

    It was a great honor to have the chance to celebrate Borges, and it's my deepest hope that this doodle has inspired you to experience his work for yourself.

    Posted by Sophia Foster-Dimino

  30. #2130
    Aug 19, 2011
    George Enescu's 130th Birthday

    George Enescu known in France as Georges Enesco, was a Romanian musician. Enescu is regarded as one of the greatest musicians in Romanian history; he was a composer, violinist, pianist, conductor, and teacher. He is featured on the Romanian five lei.

    Pablo Casals described Enescu as "the greatest musical phenomenon since Mozart" and "one of the greatest geniuses of modern music". Queen Marie of Romania wrote in her memoirs that "in George Enescu was real gold". Yehudi Menuhin, Enescu's most famous pupil, once said about his teacher: "He will remain for me the absoluteness through which I judge others", and "Enescu gave me the light that has guided my entire existence." He also considered Enescu "the most extraordinary human being, the greatest musician and the most formative influence" he had ever experienced.Vincent d'Indy claimed that if Beethoven's works were destroyed, they could be all reconstructed from memory by George Enescu. Alfred Cortot, one of the greatest pianists of all time, once said that Enescu, though primarily a violinist, had better piano technique than his own.
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  31. #2131
    Aug 17, 2011
    Pierre de Fermat's 410th Birthday

    Pierre de Fermat was not a particularly revolutionary mathematician. A lawyer full-time, he practiced math as a hobby and never devoted enough time to it to become widely celebrated in his day. His name lives on today, though, because his sly wit generated a mystery for the ages that perplexed mathematicians for 358 years.

    Fermat wrote many little theorems, including the deceptively simple Last Theorem, which states that no three positive integers a, b, and c can satisfy the equation an + bn = cn when n is greater than two. Fermat first scrawled this supposition in the margins of the Arithmetica by Diophantus, followed by the note: "I have discovered a truly marvelous proof of this, which this margin is too narrow to contain." It remains hotly contested to this day whether Fermat actually did have a proof, or whether he was just using the convenient excuse of a small margin to avoid being held responsible for it. Either way, his theorem remained unproved until 1995, when British mathematician Andrew Wiles successfully developed a solution – a saga documented in the excellent BBC Horizon documentary, "Fermat's Last Theorem."

  32. #2132
    Aug 9, 2011
    Singapore National Day 2011

    National Day of Singaporeis celebrated every year on August 9, in commemoration of Singapore's independence from Malaysia in 1965. This holiday features a National Day Parade, an address by the Prime Minister of Singapore, and fireworks celebrations.

  33. #2133
    Aug 2, 2011
    Celebrating the Wildebeest Migration by Samuel Githui

    The wildebeest migrate around the Serengeti, and into the Masai Mara for the sole purpose of following the rainfall. For their calving from December - March they always begin their cycle in the Southern Serengeti area of Ndutu and follow wherever the grass is greener...

  34. #2134
    Jul 30, 2011
    Giorgio Vasari's 500th Birthday

    Giorgio Vasari was an Italian painter, architect, engineer, writer, and historian, best known for his Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, considered the ideological foundation of art-historical writing. Based on Vasari's text about Giotto's new manner of painting, Jules Michelet suggested for the first time the term Renaissance in his Histoire de France, a term adopted by historiography and still in use today.
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  35. #2135
    Jul 29, 2011
    Medellin Flower Festival 2011

    The Flowers Festival [Spanish: Feria de las Flores] is a festival that takes place in Medellín, Colombia. The festival is the most important social event for the city and includes a pageant, automobiles, a Paso Fino horse parade and many musical concerts.

  36. #2136
    July 29, 2013
    National Thai Language Day

  37. #2137
    Jul 28, 2013
    Peru Independence Day 2013

  38. #2138
    July 28, 2017
    Perú National Day 2017

  39. #2139
    Jul 25, 2013
    Tunisia Republic Day 2013

  40. #2140
    Jul 21, 2013
    Children's Day 2013 [Panama]

  41. #2141
    Jul 21, 2013
    Belgium National Day 2013

  42. #2142
    February 6, 2020
    Waitangi Day 2020

    Today’s Doodle celebrates New Zealand’s Waitangi Day, a recognition of the signing of the nation’s founding document, the Treaty of Waitangi, on this day in 1840. To commemorate the country’s rich collection of bird fauna, the artwork depicts three of the nation’s endemic birds: the iconic flightless Kiwi in the centre, with the Tūī and the Kererū on either side.

    The islands of New Zealand are home to around 168 different native birds, and over half of these species cannot be found anywhere else in the world. With the Tūī, prized by the Māori people for their imitation skills using its two voice boxes, the Kererū [whose unique flying noises are a distinctive sound in New Zealand’s bush] and the Kiwi [the world’s only bird with nostrils at the end of their long bill] New Zealand’s avian community has developed unique characteristics from evolving on the isolated South Pacific island.

    Look up into the sky, or down to the ground, and enjoy these wonders of biodiversity.

  43. #2143
    February 6, 2021
    Waitangi Day 2021

    On this day in 1840, Māori chiefs joined together with representatives of the British Crown to sign the Te Tiriti o Waitangi [Treaty of Waitangi], an agreement intended to bring unity to Aotearoa New Zealand. Today’s Doodle recognizes the anniversary of this historic treaty signing, now acknowledged annually as Waitangi Day.

    On the centennial anniversary of the treaty’s signing, the Māori tribes contributed their unique carving styles to build Te Whare Rūnanga [the House of Assembly], the meeting house depicted in today’s Doodle artwork. The distinct carvings and intricate tukutuku panels in the Whare design represent Māori throughout Aotearoa as it brings together the stories and styles of all Iwi [tribes], showcasing a unique gallery of Māori art, as well as an example of Māori social and cultural life.

    Now recognized as one of the nation’s most significant cultural heritage sites, Te Whare Rūnanga stands as a place to bring people together for important hui [meetings] and represents the unification of Māori and all New Zealanders. At dawn today, a ceremony inside Te Whare Rūnanga kicks off New Zealand’s annual Waitangi Festival, a vibrant celebration that includes Māori cultural performances and more.

  44. #2144
    February 6, 2019
    Waitangi Day 2019

  45. #2145
    Jul 7, 2013
    Tanabata [Star Festival]

  46. #2146
    Jul 1, 2013
    Canada Day 2013

  47. #2147
    July 1, 2012
    Canada Day 2012

  48. #2148
    Jun 14, 2018
    World Cup 2018 - Day 1

    Today marks the official opening of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia! Over the next month, players from the men's national teams of 32 countries will compete for top rank across 12 venues in 11 cities around the country.

    While 20 of the 32 teams will be making repeat appearances at the tournament – including defending champs Germany – it's also a first for some, including Iceland and Panama. With a total of 64 matches [and plenty of GOOOALS!], the games will culminate at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 15.

    This year's Doodle series will celebrate the rich cultures and talent of all 32 participating countries by featuring guest artists hailing from each nation! Tune in to catch all 32 Doodles throughout the games, each illustrating the artist's interpretation of "What looks like in my country."

  49. #2149
    Jun 15, 2018
    World Cup 2018 - Day 2

    The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia is underway! Over the next month, players from the men's national teams of 32 countries will compete for top rank across 12 venues in 11 cities around the country. With a total of 64 matches [and plenty of GOOOALS!], the games will culminate at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 15.

    This year's Doodle series celebrates the rich cultures and talent of all 32 participating countries by featuring guest artists hailing from each nation! Tune in to catch all 32 Doodles throughout the games, each illustrating the artist's interpretation of "What looks like in my country."

  50. #2150
    Jun 16, 2018
    World Cup 2018 - Day 3

    The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia is underway! Over the next month, players from the men's national teams of 32 countries will compete for top rank across 12 venues in 11 cities around the country. With a total of 64 matches [and plenty of GOOOALS!], the games will culminate at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 15.

    This year's Doodle series celebrates the rich cultures and talent of all 32 participating countries by featuring guest artists hailing from each nation! Tune in to catch all 32 Doodles throughout the games, each illustrating the artist's interpretation of "What looks like in my country."


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