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  1. #1951
    Apr 18, 2012
    Antero de Quental's 200th Birthday




    Antero Tarquínio de Quentalwas a Portuguese poet, philosopher and writer. De Quental is regarded as one of the greatest poets of his generation and is recognized as one of the most influential Portuguese language artists of all time. His name is often mentioned alongside Luís Vaz de Camões, Manuel Maria Barbosa du Bocage and Fernando Pessoa.

  2. #1952
    April 9, 2012
    Elias Lönnrot's 210th Birthday






    Elias Lönnrot was a Finnish physician, philologist and collector of traditional Finnish oral poetry. He is best known for creating the Finnish national epic, Kalevala, from short ballads and lyric poems gathered from the Finnish oral tradition during several expeditions in Finland, Russian Karelia, the Kola Peninsula and Baltic countries.
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  3. #1953
    Apr 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".

  4. #1954
    Apr 27, 2012
    Theo Angelopoulos' 77th Birthday





    Theodoros "Theo" Angelopoulos was a Greek filmmaker, screenwriter and film producer.
    An acclaimed and multi-awarded film director who dominated the Greek art film industry from 1975 on, Angelopoulos was one of the most influential and widely respected filmmakers in the world. He started making films in 1967. In the 1970s he made a series of political films about modern Greece.

    Angelopoulos' films, described by Martin Scorsese as that of "a masterful filmmaker", are characterized by the slightest movement, slightest change in distance, long takes, and complex, carefully composed scenes. His cinematic method is often described as "sweeping" and "hypnotic."

  5. #1955
    July 13, 2014
    World Cup 2014 - Final





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    https://www.google.com/doodles/world-cup-2014-final
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  6. #1956
    April 22, 2020
    Earth Day 2020

    https://www.google.com/doodles/earth-day-2020

    See what all the buzz is about in today’s interactive Earth Day Doodle, made in collaboration with The Honeybee Conservancy based in New York! Guide your bee to pollinate flowers while learning fun facts about bees and our planet that they help to sustain.
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  7. #1957
    May 9, 2012
    Royal Ploughing Ceremony and Farmer's Day






    The Royal Ploughing Ceremony , also known as The Ploughing Festival, is an ancient royal rite held in many Asian countries to mark the traditional beginning of the rice growing season. The royal ploughing ceremony, called Lehtun Mingala, was also practiced in pre-colonial Burma until 1885 when the monarchy was abolished.

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  8. #1958
    May 12, 2012
    Edward Lear's 200th Birthday






    Edward Lear was an English artist, illustrator, musician, author and poet, now known mostly for his literary nonsense in poetry and prose and especially his limericks, a form he popularised. His principal areas of work as an artist were threefold: as a draughtsman employed to illustrate birds and animals; making coloured drawings during his journeys, which he reworked later, sometimes as plates for his travel books; and as a [minor] illustrator of Alfred, Lord Tennyson's poems. As an author, he is known principally for his popular nonsense collections of poems, songs, short stories, botanical drawings, recipes and alphabets. He also composed and published twelve musical settings of Tennyson's poetry in poem.

  9. #1959
    Apr 4, 2012
    Senegal Independence Day 2012





  10. #1960
    Apr 18, 2012
    Jan Kaplický's 75th Birthday




    Jan Kaplický was a Neofuturistic Czech architect who spent a significant part of his life in the United Kingdom. He was the leading architect behind the innovative design office, Future Systems. He was best known for the neofuturistic Selfridges Building in Birmingham, England, and the Media Centre at Lord's Cricket Ground in London.

  11. #1961
    May 1, 2012
    Worker's Day/Labor Day 2012






  12. #1962
    Jun 21, 2012
    Yuri Kondratyuk's 115th Birthday







    Yuri Kondratyuk was a self-educated mechanic who, 50 years before lunar flights, foresaw ways of reaching the moon, calculating the best means of achieving a lunar landing. His theory of the gravitational slingshot trajectory to accelerate a spacecraft, known today as the "Kondratyuk Route", was eventually adopted by the engineers of the Apollo program for American lunar expeditions.

    His personal story is also fascinating, though ultimately heartbreaking. Yuri's developing theories on space travel were happening during a time when such pursuits were considered "absurd", and consequently were prohibited by the ruling government of his time. Because of this, his work – and much of his life – was shrouded in secrecy. Even his real name was a secret [it was Aleksandr Gnatovich Shargei]. Fortunately, history has been much kinder to his legacy, and today he is considered an early pioneer of space exploration. For his doodle, we felt that while it is not quite the real thing, it was only right to show an aspirational Kondratyuk gazing about – and amongst – the stars.

  13. #1963
    Jul 25, 2012
    Jaakonpäivä







    The cold stone thrown by Jaak on July 25 is one of the old still known and annually repeated climatic "truths." Jaakko's Name Day is currently at a time when air cooling is starting to show up in long-term statistics. After that we move on to the autumn summer. However, the decline in surface water temperatures will not begin until early August.



  14. #1964
    Aug 27, 2012
    First Day of School 2012 [Israel]



  15. #1965
    Sep 11, 2012
    Teachers’ Day 2012 [Argentina]






  16. #1966
    Sep 15, 2012
    Adolfo Bioy Casares' 98th Birthday







    Adolfo Bioy Casares was an Argentine fiction writer, journalist, diarist, and translator. He was a friend and frequent collaborator with his fellow countryman Jorge Luis Borges, and is the author of the fantastic fiction novel The Invention of Morel.

  17. #1967
    Sep 15, 2012
    Costa Rica Independence Day 2012




  18. #1968
    Sep 15, 2012
    Guatemala Independence Day 2012






  19. #1969
    Sep 15, 2012
    Nicaragua Independence Day 2012





  20. #1970
    Sep 15, 2012
    Honduras Independence Day 2012








  21. #1971
    Sep 15, 2012
    El Salvador Independence Day 2012







  22. #1972
    Sep 16, 2012
    Mexico Independence Day 2012








  23. #1973
    Sep 18, 2012
    202nd anniversary of the First Government Assembly in Chile






  24. #1974
    Sep 23, 2012
    Saudi Arabia National Day 2012






  25. #1975
    Sep 28, 2012
    David Unaipon's 140th Birthday




    David Ngunaitponi was an Aboriginal Australian man of the Ngarrindjeri people, a preacher, inventor and author. Unaipon's contribution to Australian society helped to break many Aboriginal Australian stereotypes, and he is featured on the Australian $50 note in commemoration of his work. He was the son of preacher and writer James Unaipon

  26. #1976
    August 8, 2012
    Basketball 2012




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    http://www.google.com/doodles/basketball-2012




    With the addition of a video game console in our home, my brothers and I used to spend as many hours playing sports in front of the tv as we did outside.

    The good ol' fashion button mashin' of my youth was no small part of the inspiration for the 2012 Summer Games interactive doodles. [In fact, collaborator Marcin Wichary even wired up these doodles with the then newly released Gamepad API, allowing users to mash actual buttons.]

    To my great joy, over onebillion games were played on the Google homepages in this four-day interactive doodle run. [Besides this basketball game, there're doodles for hurdles, slalom canoe, and soccer/football.] With each game presenting an opportunity to share your high score, I'm sure quite a few brothers, sisters, friends, etc. were able to play, compete, and grow closer with thesehttp://www.google.com/doodles/basketball-2012








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  27. #1977
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  29. #1979
    Aug 11, 2012
    Rhythmic Gymnastics 2012






  30. #1980
    Aug 12, 2012
    Closing Ceremony 2012




  31. #1981
    Aug 13, 2012
    Cassiano Branco's 115th Birthday





    Cassiano Viriato Branco was a Portuguese architect. He is one of the most important architects of the first half of the 20th century in Portugal. Some of his projects include the Coliseu do Porto, Hotel Vitória and the Portugal dos Pequenitos theme park.

  32. #1982
    Aug 23, 2012
    Alexander Grin's 132th Birthday







    Aleksandr Stepanovich Grinevsky was a Russian writer, notable for his romantic novels and short stories, mostly set in an unnamed fantasy land with a European or Latin American flavor [Grin's fans often refer to this land as Grinlandia]. Most of his writings deal with sea, adventures, and love.

  33. #1983
    Aug 26, 2012
    Rhazes' 1147th Birthday










    Abū Bakr Muhammad Zakariyyā Rāzī [also known by his Latinized name Rhazes] , was a Persian polymath, physician, alchemist, philosopher, and important figure in the history of medicine. He also wrote on logic, astronomy and grammar.

  34. #1984
    Sep 8, 2012
    46th Anniversary of Star Trek's 1st Broadcast





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    http://www.google.com/doodles/46th-a...-1st-broadcast



    OK, I admit it, I am a die-hard Trekkie. I grew up watching endless reruns of Star Trek, my imagination completely immersed in Gene Roddenberry’s brilliant creation.

    Today’s Star Trek doodle is, and Mr. Spock said it best, “Fascinating.” Built using modern web technologies, this beautiful, interactive, multi-scene doodle takes all of us... where no one has gone before. Every scene has hidden surprises you absolutely have to discover for yourself, especially the fate of the Redshirt. A team of outstanding designers and engineers, and numerous Star Trek fans at Google, got really creative with this one.

    Working on search at Google has brought me ever so close to realizing my childhood dream of turning science fiction into reality; and Star Trek has played a special role in my journey. Yes! The destiny of search is to become the Star Trek computer, a perfect assistant by my side whenever I need it.

    I hope you enjoy today’s magical doodle, and to all my fellow Trekkies, I say... live long and prosper.
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  35. #1985
    Sep 10, 2012
    Teachers' Day 2012 [China]







  36. #1986
    Sep 24, 2012
    Howard Florey's 114th Birthday






    OMHoward Walter Florey, Baron Florey of Adelaide and Marston was an Australian pharmacologist and pathologist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945 with Sir Ernst Chain and Sir Alexander Fleming for his role in the development of penicillin.

    Although Fleming received most of the credit for the discovery of penicillin, it was Florey who carried out the first ever clinical trials of penicillin in 1941 at the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford on the first patient, a police constable from Oxford. The patient started to recover, but subsequently died because Florey was unable, at that time, to make enough penicillin. It was Florey and Chain who actually made a useful and effective drug out of penicillin, after the task had been abandoned as too difficult.

    Florey's discoveries, along with the discoveries of Fleming and Ernst Chain, are estimated to have saved over 200 million lives, and he is consequently regarded by the Australian scientific and medical community as one of its greatest figures. Sir Robert Menzies, Australia's longest-serving Prime Minister, said, "In terms of world well-being, Florey was the most important man ever born in Australia."

  37. #1987
    Sep 30, 2012
    Chuseok 2012




    Chuseok [literally "Autumn eve", also known as hangawi ] is a major harvest festival and a three-day holiday in both North and South Korea celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar on the full moon. Like many other harvest festivals around the world, it is held around the autumn equinox, i.e. at the very end of summer or in early autumn. It is one of the biggest traditional holidays.
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  38. #1988
    October 3, 2015
    German Reunification Day 2015







  39. #1989
    Oct 4, 2015
    Google Gameday Doodle #4






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  40. #1990
    September 13, 2015
    Google Gameday Doodle #1









    http://www.google.com/doodles/google-gameday-doodle-1


    Football season is here and the little g has always dreamed of being a star player. But does he have what it takes to make the team? Check back next week as the story continues!
    Last edited by 9A; 04-19-2021 at 10:47 AM.

  41. #1991
    September 27, 2015
    Google Gameday Doodle #3












    There are a few ways to turn heads on a football field. Some get looks because they throw a great deep ball, some have soft hands; some can run the 40-yard dash under 4.5 seconds. Another way is to dump a bucket of ice cold water on your coach’s head. Maybe they’ll cut the kid some slack--it is little g’s birthday, after all.

  42. #1992
    Sep 20, 2015
    Google Gameday Doodle #2







  43. #1993
    Oct 13, 2015
    Yps Magazine's 40th anniversary








    Forty years ago today, Yps Magazine published its first comic. Or, perhaps more memorably, it was on this day forty years ago that some Germans opened Yps Magazine’s first “gimmick”. The comic itself was replete with tales of mystery, peril, and adventure, but many would agree that the most irresistible surprise was the toy that came with each new edition. They ranged from the simple [spinning tops] to the sophisticated [kits to build functioning radios], and often the slightly bizarre: one common and beloved gimmick was a package of Brine Shrimp eggs that young readers were encouraged to hatch and grow themselves. Today’s Doodle hearkens back to the simpler days of childhood, when the month’s most nagging uncertainty was the prize awaiting young readers beneath Yps Magazine’s plastic cover.

  44. #1994
    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.
    Last edited by 9A; 04-19-2021 at 12:31 PM.

  45. #1995
    Mar 1, 2014
    St. David's Day 2014






  46. #1996
    Feb 27, 2014
    Dominican Republic Independence Day 2014






  47. #1997
    Feb 26, 2014
    Doodle 4 Google Canada





  48. #1998
    Jan 27, 2014
    Doodle 4 Google 2013 - New Zealand winner






  49. #1999
    Jan 26, 2014
    India Republic Day 2014




  50. #2000
    Jan 26, 2014
    Australia Day 2014 / Doodle 4 Google 2013 winner







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