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  1. #2051
    Mar 11, 2013
    Douglas Adams' 61st Birthday






    https://www.google.com/doodles/dougl...-61st-birthday

    Douglas Adams – one of the most celebrated and beloved humorists of the 20th century – had an imagination that defied gravity and soared past Earth's atmosphere. As a young man, he famously got the first inkling of an idea for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy while hitchhiking across Europe, pausing to contemplate the starry night sky.

    In the late seventies, this simple yet powerful premise blossomed into a comedy radio broadcast on BBC Radio 4. From there, it took on a life of its own – the series has included books, a TV show, a film, computer games, comic books, and most recently a stage show: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show, Live! – a performance which captures the magic of the original radio broadcast. In fact, many of the iconic sound effects used in our doodle were kindly provided by the creative folks behind this show.

    The world [to be fair, the universe] of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is complex, chaotic, and often contradictory, with multiple timelines and probability axes colliding in assuredly comic ways. The various exotic planets, alien races, and intergalactic sociopolitical situations are usually filtered through the lens of the series' most useful piece of futuristic technology – the Guide itself, published out of Ursa Minor Beta. The Guide's task of organizing the galaxy's information struck a chord with us, which is why we gave it special attention in our doodle. Through it, you can get a small peek into the unrelentingly hilarious universe created by Douglas Adams.

    But The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, in all its many and varied manifestations, is not the limit of Douglas Adams' wit, creativity, and compassion. True fans know and love the episodes he wrote for the British sci-fi show Dr. Who, starring Tom Baker as the fourth doctor. He also created Dirk Gently, protagonist of several genre-defying detective novels. And he co-created, with zoologist Mark Carwardine, the radio documentary and nonfiction book series Last Chance to See, documenting many expeditions to examine near-extinct animals across the globe.

    Douglas Adams has entertained and inspired so many generations of people around the world with his warm humor and courageously curious intellect. Happy birthday, you hoopy frood!
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  2. #2052
    Mar 10, 2013
    Joseph von Eichendorff's 225th Birthday






    Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff was a German poet, novelist, playwright, literary critic, translator, and anthologist. Eichendorff was one of the major writers and critics of Romanticism. Ever since their publication and up to the present day, some of his works have been very popular in Germany.

  3. #2053
    Mar 6, 2016
    Mother's Day 2016 [UK, IE]







  4. #2054
    Mar 6, 2016
    Ghana National Day 2016



  5. #2055
    July 4, 2020
    Fourth of July 2020



  6. #2056
    Jul 4, 2014
    World Cup 2014 #48





  7. #2057
    Jul 4, 2014
    World Cup 2014 #50








  8. #2058
    Jul 4, 2014
    World Cup 2014 #49






  9. #2059
    Jul 5, 2014
    World Cup 2014 #51







  10. #2060
    Jul 5, 2014
    World Cup 2014 #52




  11. #2061
    Jul 5, 2014
    World Cup 2014 #53










  12. #2062
    Jul 8, 2014
    World Cup 2014 #54






  13. #2063
    Jul 8, 2014
    World Cup 2014 #55




  14. #2064
    Jul 8, 2014
    World Cup 2014 #56






  15. #2065
    Jul 9, 2014
    World Cup 2014 #57






  16. #2066
    Jul 9, 2014
    World Cup 2014 #58




  17. #2067
    Jul 9, 2014
    World Cup 2014 #59








  18. #2068
    Jul 10, 2014
    World Cup 2014 #60




  19. #2069
    Jul 12, 2014
    World Cup 2014 #61




  20. #2070
    Jul 13, 2014
    World Cup 2014 - Final









    https://www.google.com/doodles/world-cup-2014-final [animated]
    Last edited by 9A; Yesterday at 07:23 PM.

  21. #2071
    Jul 14, 2014
    World Cup 2014 #63 - Germany







  22. #2072
    Jul 18, 2014
    Nelson Mandela's 96th Birthday












    https://www.google.com/doodles/nelso...-96th-birthday


    Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela [18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013] was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation. Ideologically an African nationalist and socialist, he served as the president of the African National Congress [ANC] party from 1991 to 1997.

    Mandela served 27 years in prison, split between Robben Island, Pollsmoor Prison and Victor Verster Prison. Amid growing domestic and international pressure and fears of a racial civil war, President F. W. de Klerk released him in 1990. Mandela and de Klerk led efforts to negotiate an end to apartheid, which resulted in the 1994 multiracial general election in which Mandela led the ANC to victory and became president. Leading a broad coalition government which promulgated a new constitution, Mandela emphasised reconciliation between the country's racial groups and created the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate past human rights abuses. Economically, Mandela's administration retained its predecessor's liberal framework despite his own socialist beliefs, also introducing measures to encourage land reform, combat poverty and expand healthcare services. Internationally, he acted as mediator in the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing trial and served as secretary-general of the Non-Aligned Movement from 1998 to 1999. He declined a second presidential term and was succeeded by his deputy, Thabo Mbeki. Mandela became an elder statesman and focused on combating poverty and HIV/AIDS through the charitable Nelson Mandela Foundation.
    Last edited by 9A; Today at 02:40 AM.

  23. #2073
    Luther Vandross got the Google Doodle for today! There's not a summary yet, but here's the video.

  24. #2074
    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Oz View Post
    Luther Vandross got the Google Doodle for today!
    Thanks Jerry. Check out #2020 above, on page 41. Worth repeating!! I attached some
    of the bio info from Wikipedia earlier, but I prefer your attachment of the Youtube video. One of the best Doodles yet, IMO.

    "
    Happy birthday, Luther Vandross! The joy your music brings to the world is never too much."



    Last edited by 9A; Today at 02:46 AM.

  25. #2075
    January 15, 2018
    Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018







    “I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.”
    -Martin Luther King Jr.

  26. #2076
    Aug 12, 2010
    Mother's Day / Doodle 4 Google 2010 - Thailand Winner






  27. #2077
    Aug 15, 2010
    National Liberation Day of Korea 2010









  28. #2078
    August 15, 2018
    India Independence Day 2018





    Thousands of kites dot the skies over India as the country celebrates its 72nd Independence Day. Both a solemn and joyful occasion, this marks the day in 1947 when India became an independent, autonomous state, fulfilling the dream of leaders like Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru.

    Commemorations begin on the eve of August 15, when the president delivers an address to the nation and citizens reflect on modern India’s origins as they look with pride toward the future. On Indian television you’ll find films honoring India’s history running around the clock. Crowds of people sing the national anthem, “Jana Gana Mana,” which was played in 1947 at the United Nations to mark India’s entry.

    Today’s Doodle—featuring images of some of India’s iconic colorful plantlife and mighty animals—was inspired by Indian truck art, a long-standing tradition in this four million square kilometer nation where truckers who live on the road surround themselves with cheerful folk art to occupy their minds during long months away from their families.

    Happy Swatantrata Diwas

  29. #2079
    Aug 9, 2016
    60th Anniversary of Women's March







    In 1956, tens of thousands of women from across South Africa stood quietly at the foot of the Union Buildings in Pretoria. Their mission: to hand-deliver a document to JG Strijdom, the country’s Prime Minister, demanding women remain exempt from the government’s discriminatory pass laws.
    But when they reached their destination, the Prime Minister wasn’t there. No one would be welcoming them into South Africa’s halls of power.

    Unfazed, the women waited in silence. After 30 minutes that shook history, the group burst into song. Cries of “wathint' abafazi, wathint' imbokodo!” [heard today as “you strike a woman, you strike a rock!"] filled the air. This defiant hymn embodied the freedom and equality the group sought - and it marked a starting point for a movement that would march on for years to come.

    Today’s Doodle celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the Women Union Buildings March and the courage and bravery of its participants, supporters, and leaders. Your steps toward justice will never be forgotten.

  30. #2080
    Aug 9, 2016
    Singapore National Day 2016






    This year, Singapore is putting a futuristic twist on its National Day celebrations. As the country rings in 51 years of independence with the theme Building our Singapore of Tomorrow, new attractions like 3D displays, indoor fireworks, and drones will be featured alongside the holiday’s beloved parade.
    Of course, the festivities wouldn’t be complete without Singapore’s favorite mascot. Serving as the centerpiece of today’s Doodle, the Merlion — part lion, part fish — is a nod to the nation’s past as its people come together to look toward the future.

  31. #2081
    Aug 5, 2016
    2016 Doodle Fruit Games - Day 1



    <em> Today marks the season opener of the 2016 Doodle Fruit Games! For the next couple of weeks, we’ll journey to an otherwise unassuming fruit stand in Rio, where produce from all over the market competes for the title of freshest fruit. To play along, get the latest Google app on Android or iOS, and tap the Doodle. Learn more at g.co/fruit and let the games begin!
    Last edited by 9A; Today at 06:01 AM.

  32. #2082
    Aug 6, 2016
    2016 Doodle Fruit Games - Day 2







    Today marks the 2nd day of the 2016 Doodle Fruit Games! For the next couple of weeks, we’ll journey to an otherwise unassuming fruit stand in Rio, where produce from all over the market competes for the title of freshest fruit. To play along, get the latest Google app on Android or iOS, and tap the Doodle. Learn more at g.co/fruit and let the games begin!

    And now, a report from the field covering Day 2 of the action...

    It's tennis time at the 2016 Doodle Fruit Games! The star of today’s event is Pineapple. With a sweet forehand slice and a drop shot that turns opponents upside-down, Pineapple is primed to serve up some excitement. Or will Pineapple's spiky temper sour the match? "I'll keep my cool as long as I don't get called for a fruit fault," Pineapple said this morning. "I can't help it. Despite my headband, sometimes my fronds fall over the line!" Minor shake-ups aren't likely to keep Pineapple from running rings around the competition.

    Stop by every day for the next few weeks to catch all the fun of the 2016 Doodle Fruit

  33. #2083
    Aug 7, 2016
    2016 Doodle Fruit Games - Day 3





    Today marks the 3rd day of the 2016 Doodle Fruit Games! For the next couple of weeks, we’ll journey to an otherwise unassuming fruit stand in Rio, where produce from all over the market competes for the title of freshest fruit. To play along, get the latest Google app on Android or iOS, and tap the Doodle. Learn more at g.co/fruit and let the games begin!

    And now, a report from the field covering Day 3 of the action...

    When it comes to showjumping, Grape has always stood out from the bunch. The fearless fruit hopped on its first steed when it was just a seedling — and hasn’t looked back since. Now, Grape’s dedication to the sport has landed the bite-sized powerhouse at the 2016 Doodle Fruit Games, and Grape couldn’t be more excited.

    “Back home on the vine, I used to dream of competing with the entire fruit stand cheering me on,” Grape said. “I’m ready to juice the competition!”

    Of course, none of this would be possible without Grape’s trusty sidekick. Spider and Grape have been inseparable since they landed in the same crate. “We’ve put in the practice — now we just have to get out there and crush our jumps!”
    Last edited by 9A; Today at 06:12 AM.

  34. #2084
    Aug 8, 2016
    2016 Doodle Fruit Games - Day 4



    Today marks the 4th day of the 2016 Doodle Fruit Games! For the next couple of weeks, we’ll journey to an otherwise unassuming fruit stand in Rio, where produce from all over the market competes for the title of freshest fruit. To play along, get the latest Google app on Android or iOS, and tap the Doodle. Learn more at g.co/fruit and let the games begin!


    And now, a report from the field covering Day 4 of the action...


    Lemon dives straight in with goggles and game face ON. Starting strong with a masterful dodge of ice chunks and a sharp swerve around rubber duckies, this citrus is demonstrating some serious zest.

    Lemon peels ahead, lapping the lowest time…but oh no! Ice ahead at the 60m mark. Will it be a sour fate? No! A tongue-tingling twist in the plot and Lemon escapes the squeeze. Left stroke, right stroke, the old “under over”—What. A. Splash. The juicy secret to victory? “It’s all about that daily rind,” reveals record-smashing Lemon.


    Come back for the next couple weeks to keep up with all the action from the 2016 Doodle Fruit Games!

  35. #2085
    Aug 9, 2016
    2016 Doodle Fruit Games - Day 5






    Today marks the 5th day of the 2016 Doodle Fruit Games! For the next couple of weeks, we’ll journey to an otherwise unassuming fruit stand in Rio, where produce from all over the market competes for the title of freshest fruit. To play along, get the latest Google app on Android or iOS, and tap the Doodle. Learn more at g.co/fruit and let the games begin!

    And now, a report from the field covering Day 5 of the action...

    Orange tees off sending Blueberry catapulting into the green. Hole-y moly what a putt. “Two can play this game, but only one can win it”—boasts ripe and ready Blueberry. And boy is this little one on a roll: tilting and turning with im-pickable precision. Hot jam! Blueberry lands the first ace of the game and the shrubs go wild. A stealth pivot past the threat of Watermelon's smash is certainly no skin off this fruit’s back. But can Blueberry stay the course? Or will the pressure to take home the win turn into a bogey filled performance? There’s only one way to find out.

    Come back for the next couple weeks to keep up with all the action from the 2016 Doodle Fruit Games!

  36. #2086
    Aug 10, 2016
    2016 Doodle Fruit Games - Day 6







    Today marks the 6th day of the 2016 Doodle Fruit Games! For the next couple of weeks, we’ll journey to an otherwise unassuming fruit stand in Rio, where produce from all over the market competes for the title of freshest fruit. To play along, get the latest Google app on Android or iOS, and tap the Doodle. Learn more at g.co/fruit and let the games begin!

    And now, a report from the field covering Day 6 of the action...

    If you’re just joining us, assorted fruit are making a splash in the water polo event, with rising star Apple leading the pack. Though Apple’s taken a fair share of bruises in the past, the team’s strategy in the water is looking exceptionally polished today. Here’s Apple swimming forward, gliding side to side, all the while moving up and down in the water -- it's the famous “bob” maneuver! Apple strikes. Grape flies past the startled defenders, banks off the right wall, and squishes softly against the back net. It’s good! Another crisp goal for Apple!

    Come back for the next couple weeks to keep up with all the action from the 2016 Doodle Fruit Games!

  37. #2087
    Aug 11, 2016
    2016 Doodle Fruit Games - Day 7




    Today marks the 7th day of the 2016 Doodle Fruit Games! For the next couple of weeks, we’ll journey to an otherwise unassuming fruit stand in Rio, where produce from all over the market competes for the title of freshest fruit. To play along, get the latest Google app on Android or iOS, and tap the Doodle. Learn more at g.co/fruit and let the games begin!

    And now, a report from the field covering Day 7 of the action...

    We're juiced for today's featured event: BMX! Coconut's been a bit of an underfruit this year, but we expect it to get heated out there on those jumps. Watching this fruit shred the dunes, it’s clear that destiny has plucked Coconut from its tree and set it on a path to Fruit Games gold. According to friends and family, from the time Coconut was still green, everyone could see that this BMXer was intended for so much more than a fruit basket.

    “When I got on the bike, I never looked back. I could feel it deep under my husk. The wind in my hairs as I'm catching air on a jump is like nothing else in this great big fruit bowl of ours,” shares Coconut.
    Will Coconut be toasted or will it prove it’s the cream of the crop? One thing's for sure: this well-rounded competitor is ready to roll.

    Come back for the next couple weeks to keep up with all the action from the 2016 Doodle Fruit Games!
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  38. #2088
    Aug 12, 2016
    2016 Doodle Fruit Games - Day 8





    Today marks the 8th day of the 2016 Doodle Fruit Games! We’re journeying to an otherwise unassuming fruit stand in Rio, where produce from all over the market competes for the title of freshest fruit. To play along, get the latest Google app on Android or iOS, and tap the Doodle. Learn more at g.co/fruit and let the games begin!

    And now, a report from the field covering Day 8 of the action….

    We're off to the races! Strawberry starts out at the back of the bunch, but we've seen Strawberry get out of jams before. Grape peels out to take the early lead and Orange squeezes to a close second.

    Meanwhile, Strawberry is trying to preserve momentum. But oh, look at this fruity feat: Watermelon barrels ahead and pulps Orange! Will Grape be next? Suddenly Strawberry dips from left to right, picking the sweet spots, easy as pie. And it's Strawberry for the victory — the pip of the pack!

    Keep coming back for all the action from the 2016 Doodle Fruit Games!

  39. #2089
    Aug 13, 2016
    2016 Doodle Fruit Games - Day 9





    Today marks the 9th day of the 2016 Doodle Fruit Games! We’re journeying to an otherwise unassuming fruit stand in Rio, where produce from all over the market competes for the title of freshest fruit. To play along, get the latest Google app on Android or iOS, and tap the Doodle. Learn more at g.co/fruit and let the games begin!

    And now, a report from the field covering Day 9 of the action…

    There’s a spring in Orange’s step today, and it’s not just the vitamin C! We peeled back the layers and found Orange has a soft spot for defying gravity. “Golf was just my warm-up,” Orange explains. “Wait until you see how sweet I am on the fly.”

    This is one pulp that sure ain’t fiction. Orange was born to bounce and is destined to squeeze out a win!

    Keep coming back for all the action from the 2016 Doodle Fruit Games!

  40. #2090
    Aug 14, 2016
    2016 Doodle Fruit Games - Day 10




    Today marks the 10th day of the 2016 Doodle Fruit Games! We’re journeying to an otherwise unassuming fruit stand in Rio where produce from all over the market competes for the title of freshest fruit. To play along, get the latest Google app on Android or iOS, and tap the Doodle. Learn more at g.co/fruit and let the games begin!

    And now, a report from the field covering the scene on Day 10...

    The athletes have hit a fruitful stride on Day 10 of the competition, but today we’re kicking it over to the familial forces who hold it all together behind-the-stands. Bunches upon bunches of friend pods, budding seedlings and even entire family trees excitedly gather to root for their loved ones in the limelight. Fig, fig, hooray! Watermelon’s little sprouts do the wave while Coconut’s cousins go totally…nuts—“I wouldn’t be here without them,” waxes a choked-up Coconut, “My family is the apple of my eye.”

    Keep coming back for more from the 2016 Doodle Fruit Games!

  41. #2091
    Aug 11, 2016
    Mountain Day 2016



  42. #2092
    Aug 3, 2016
    238th Anniversary of the inauguration of Teatro Alla Scala




    Bellini’s Norma. Verdi’s Otello and Falstaff. Puccini’s Turandot. All classics from opera’s golden age - and all works that debuted at the Teatro Alla Scala in Milan, a masterpiece itself since its inauguration in 1778.

    Today’s Doodle honors La Scala’s legendary stage, known both for its size and the distinction of its players. The opera house’s treasured halls have hosted some of the world’s most inspirational opera, ballet, and classical performances over its long existence. Seating more than 2,000 people, its theater has survived both a WWII bombing and restorative construction, continuing to pack houses and delight audiences for some 238 years.

  43. #2093
    Jul 28, 2016
    Gloria Fuertes' 99th birthday





    Gloria Fuertes remembered the typewriter she rented at a young age as her “first toy.” It didn’t take long for her to realize she could make its keys sing. That same year, she wrote her first verse.

    Her love of narrative informed her life’s work: teaching and entertaining children, first through the printed word and later through stage and television. The result was some of Spain’s most beloved tales for children.

    Today's Doodle is inspired by Fuertes’ inspired public readings that brought the magic of her words to life for the kids.

  44. #2094
    Jul 26, 2016
    Grandparents' Day 2016 [Spain]



    Every year on July 26th, people across Spain take a moment to honor their grandparents, so we thought we’d take a moment too. We don’t presume to know your abuelita or abuelito, but hope whether they’re your family’s best storyteller, the source of Spain’s finest paella, or simply a cherished memory, that today’s Doodle helps bring them to mind.

  45. #2095
    Jul 22, 2016
    Mukesh's 93rd Birthday



    Decades before single-name stars Madonna and Prince became superstars, there was the mononymous Mukesh, one of Bollywood’s most acclaimed playback singers. Mukesh first rose to fame as the singing voice of actor, Raj Kapoor in the smash hit Andaz [1949], a Hindi film about a tragic love triangle.

    Born Mukesh Chand Mathur in Delhi, India on July 22, 1923, Mukesh was discovered by Motilal, an actor and distant relative, when he sang at his sister’s wedding. The talent that earned him the nickname “The Man with the Golden Voice” took time to develop. Early on, he studied with classical musician Pandit Jagannath Prasad, and for years emulated his idol, singer K.L. Saigal. Working with music director Naushad Ali, who gave him the songs for Andaz, he eventually came into his own.

    In 1974, Mukesh won the National Film Award in India for Best Male Playback singer for his song "Kai Baar Yuhi Dekha Hai" from the film Rajnigandha. He followed that up with wins in 1976 at the Filmfare Awards for four songs, most notably "Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein,” the title track of the film Kabhie Kabhie and the inspiration for today’s Doodle.

  46. #2096
    Jul 15, 2016
    Roger Raveel’s 95th birthday




    One of Belgium’s most revered painters in the period following World War II, Roger Raveel used white space to great effect. From the mid-20th century until the early 2000’s, Raveel created a body of work that extended beyond the canvas to include ceramics and installations. Drawing inspiration from the world around him, he returned to the same universal motifs, depicting everyday objects in vivid colors and contoured lines. Raveel’s playful, thought-provoking style evolved throughout his career, from abstract to figurative, and is often identified with the pop art movement.

    Born on July 15, 1921 in Machelen-aan-de-Leie, Belgium, today’s Doodle celebrates what would have been Raveel’s 95th birthday. His singular work is showcased at the Roger Raveel museum in his hometown, surrounded, of course, by plenty of white space.

  47. #2097
    Jul 14, 2016
    Bastille Day 2016






    A year after revolutionaries stormed the Bastille in 1789, this historic event and all it represented, was remembered and celebrated in France as the Fête de la Fédération. It’s because of this that the French national anthem is La Marseillaise, and that the flag is colored blue, white, and red.

    Following the simple graphic style often seen in French newspaper illustration and echoing the style of Jean-Jacques Sempé, Doodler Helene Leroux aims for today’s Bastille Day Doodle to bring together the themes of Liberté, Unité, and Fraternité. It represents the importance of people coming together to celebrate togetherness and freedom on this most important of French holidays.

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