April 23, 2016 is the 400th death anniversary of William Shakespeare, famously known as the ‘Bard of Avon’. William Shakespeare was a renowned English poet, playwright, dramatist and actor as well. Google doodle celebrates the incredible work of William Shakespeare on his 400th death anniversary. The doodle features the bard in the middle, with four illustrations of his famous works on either side of him.
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Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sent the first tweet ever ten years ago on March 21.
Twitter (born ‘Twttr’) was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Ev Williams, Biz Stone and Noah Glass. The public launch of what was to soon become the world’s most popular online social networking service happened a few months later on July 15, 2006. On March 21, 2006, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey posted the first ever tweet, when the service was called ‘Twttr.’ He tweeted, ‘just setting up my twttr.’
Google doodles Rukmini Devi Arundale’s 112th birthday.
Celebrating the 639th Birth Anniversary of Guru Ravidas.
Guru Ravidas (1377-1527 CE) was a north Indian mystic poet-saint of the bhakti movement, social reformer and a spiritual figure. The life details of Ravidas are uncertain and contested. Most scholars believe he was born into a low caste family who were regarded as untouchables. As per Hindu calendar Guru Ravidas was born on Magha Purnima, the full moon day in the month of Magh. Accordingly, 639th Birth Anniversary of Guru Ravidas is celebrated as Guru Ravidas Jayanti on February 22, 2016.
Google doodles Dmitri Mendeleev’s 182nd birthday.
Google has commemorated the 182nd anniversary of the birthday of Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev (February 8, 1834 – February 2, 1907). He was a Russian chemist and inventor. He formulated the Periodic Law, created a farsighted version of the periodic table of elements, and used it to correct the properties of some already discovered elements and also to predict the properties of eight elements yet to be discovered.
Swami Vivekananda's speeches at the Parliament of World's Religions, Chicago, 1893.
Swami Vivekananda Jayanti celebrates the birthday of Swami Vivekananda according to Hindu Lunar Calendar. According to Gregorian Calendar, Swami Vivekananda was born on January 12, 1863. However, according to Hindu calendar, his birthday falls on the Paush Krishna Saptami, the 7th day after the full moon day in the Hindu month of Paush. Therefore the date varies from year to year. The date of the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda as per Hindu Lunar Calendar is on January 31, 2016. It is the 153rd birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.
Google doodles Amrita Sher-Gil's 103rd Birthday.
Google has commemorated the 103rd anniversary of the birthday of Amrita Sher-Gil. She was an eminent Indian painter born to a Punjabi Sikh father and a Hungarian Jewish mother. Sometimes known as India’s Frida Kahlo, and today considered an important woman painter of 20th century India, whose legacy stands at par with that of the Masters of Bengal Renaissance. She is also the ‘most expensive’ woman painter of India.
Observe with due solemnity and pay homage to martyrs.
Martyrs’ Day in India, is observed at the national level on January 30, the anniversary of the assassination of the father of the nation, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, in 1948. The Nation pays homage to the Mahatma and other martyrs who gave their lives in the struggle for India’s freedom on January 30 every year.
The nation salutes Netaji on the occasion of 119th Birth Anniversary.
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose (January 23, 1897 – unconfirmed) was an Indian revolutionary who led an Indian national political and military force against Britain and the Western powers during World War II. He was one of the most prominent leaders who struggled for India’s Independence from British rule, and is a legendary figure in India today. He was famously known as Netaji. To celebrate 119th Birth Anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, we have compiled ten of his timeless inspirational quotes designed by GoldenTwine Graphic.
Google doodles Wilbur Lincoln Scoville's 151st birthday.
Google has commemorated the 151st birth anniversary of Wilbur Lincoln Scoville who invented pepper heat scale. Wilbur Scoville, an American chemist born in Bridgeport Connecticut on January 22, 1865, is responsible for the “Scoville Organoleptic Test”, a scale of “hotness” that has been the definitive rating of how spicy a chilli is for more than 100 years.