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Mark Twain’s 176th Birthday

Today’s Google Doodle marks the 176th birthday of Mark Twain, one of America’s most famous and beloved authors. Mark Twain was born in Missouri in 1835 as Samuel Langhorne Clemens. The Mark Twain nickname supposedly comes from riverboat slang meaning “two fathoms, safe to sail”. In his youth, he worked as a riverboat pilot a …

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Doodle 4 Google Japan 2011

The Google Doodle for November 27, 2011 is the winner of the Doodle 4 Google: Japan contest; this year’s theme was “Someday I would like to be…” The winning Doodle is entitled “Mom,” and became the Grand Prize winner after winning the 1st-3rd grade division. The winner received a laptop, and the winner’s school received …

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People’s Assembly Elections Egypt 2011

November 28 marked the day of the first Parliamentary election in Egypt after a massive uprising had overthrown dictator Hosni Mubarak earlier this year. And, Google decided to mark this occasion by creating a doodle to create awareness about this political landmark in Egypt. This doodle is the latest in the series of earlier ‘election …

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Google, Y U no like my Doodle?

Patrick Mallon recently sent in an idea for a Google Doodle. Surprisingly, Google considered it (albeit for several seconds), and then ultimately declined. Looks like he’s going back to the drawing board… From: Google Doodles <mail-noreply@google.com> Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 1:13 PM To: Patrick Mallon Subject: Re: I thinks you’re gonna love-love my doodle Mr. Mallon, While we appreciate your …

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New Zealand General Elections 2011

On November 26, 2011 New Zealand held their general elections for parliamentary members. This is the 50th New Zealand Parliament to be elected. Google opted to display a Google Doodle in honor of the New Zealand General Elections 2011. Normally the election date is a firmly held secret, but this year the Prime Minister of …

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Teachers’ Day 2011 in Turkey

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates Teachers’ Day 2011 in Turkey. The Doodle found on today’s Google page includes a cartoon of a chalkboard behind a teacher’s desk. On the desk are books, a globe and other items a teacher might use. There is also a cone of colorful flowers, presumably a gift from a grateful student. …

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Thanksgiving Day 2011

Google has rolled out a new Google doodle in order to celebrate the Thanks giving day of 2011. This great Google doodle logo has a customizable turkey in the front of the homepage of Google. Thanksgiving Day is a holiday celebrated in United States of America as a day of offering thanks to God, for …

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Lebanon Independence Day 2011

November 22nd Google celebrated Lebanon Independence Day 2011 by posting a Doodle in the country’s honor. The doodle features the Lebanese flag and fireworks in the background. Lebanese Independence Day celebrates the country’s freedom from France, which exercised control over the area for 23 years. Although Lebanon proclaimed its independence in 1941, France did not …

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Louis Daguerre’s 224th birthday

Today’s Google Doodle is in celebration of Louis Daguerre’s 224th birthday. Lois Daguerre was a French artist and physicist, most celebrated for the invention of the diorama and the daguerreotype, the first commercially successful method of photography. Born in Cormeilles-en-Parisis, Val-d’Oise, France, Daguerre apprenticed in architecture, theater design, and panoramic painting with Pierre Prevost. Daguerre …

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