Monday, December 16th, 2019

Google UK users woke up to a new Google Doodle honoring Saint David’s Day. St. David is the patron saint of Wales. Since the 18th Century, March 1 has been recognized as a national day of celebration in his honor, although it has yet to be made a bank-holiday. The date was chosen in remembrance of the date he died in 589 AD….

Guillermo González Camarena invented the color TV and he was born in Mexico February 17, 1917 and Google Mexico has a Doodle to honor his work. Color TV was a major social change worldwide – so it gives cause to wonder why it was just a change to the Mexico logo….

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton was born on 15 February 1874 and died on 5 January 1922. He was famous for his exploration of the Antartic and at one time had gone the furthest into the South Pole region. The Google Doodle today honors those efforts which ultimately took his life….

Happy Valentine’s Day! If the Google Doodle looks familiar, it was done by artist Robert Indiana who did the popular Love painting. The Doodle is another international one – appear in Google sites for various languages and countries. Keep coming back to the site as we will be exploring how Valentine’s Day impacts search and online marketing….

French-born author Jules Verne is being honored with an international Doodle today. The author of numerous works including Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), A Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873) was born on February 8th, 1828. Verne wrote extensively “about space, air, and underwater travel before air travel and practical submarines were invented, and before practical means of space travel had been devised,” Wikipedia noted….

Google has added a Doodle honoring one of the most popular Czech actors and playwrights Jan Werich. Beyond his acting in many classic Czech movies, Werich was loved by his country for staying when so many others left….

The Google doodlers were busy today – Australia Day, a tribute to Robert Burns and a hat tip to Tom Jobim, the Brazilian musician who is credited with creating the popularity of the bossa nova. Jobim died in New York December 8, 1994 but was born in Brazil January 25th, 1927. His collaboration with American jazz musician Stan Getz helped create the bossa nova craze in the United States….

January 26th is Australia Day and a day of celebration for Australians everywhere. It is a day to celebrate being Australian. This year’s Google Doodle of beach items seems to categorize the country as a beach resort more than a serious industrial country….

Tonight is ‘Robbie Burns’ night in England and Scotland, a night when friends and family gather to honor the famous 18th century scottish poet by reading poetry and eating the obscure scottish dish, haggis. Robert Burns wrote his poems in Scots and his writing was famous for being saucy and lewd playing on sexual imagery. Even if you thought you didn’t have a poetic bone in your body, there is a strong chance you would have come into contact with his work on New Year’s Eve, when many people sing in the new year with the song Auld Lang Syne….

It’s been a week of Google Doodles! On monday we saw Martin Luther King Jr honored and yesterday we saw the fourth annual Google 4 Doodle competition announced, illustrated with a doodle honoring Paul Cezanne’s 172nd birthday. Today, on the day that Google is expected to release it’s 2010 full year earnings, the Google Doodle remembers John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address, in which he famously said, “ask not what your country can do for you–ask what you can do for your country.”…