Google Doodles are versions of the company’s logo that are presented to users on the home page of the search engine. More than 5,000 drawings have already left their mark on the homepage largest search engine on the internet. UnbelievableIsn’t it?

What began as an internal joke in 1998 eventually became the platform’s trademark to commemorate important dates on the calendars of many countries.

Check out 25 Google doodles celebrating artists, sporting events, scientific discoveries and milestones in company and international community history.

1) Festival Burning Man

The first Google doodle was created in 1998 when the company’s founders, Larry and Sergey, decided to publicly announce that they would be out of the office to attend the Burning Man Festival.

2) Halloween 1999

Released on October 31, 1999.

The first doodle to replace the two “Os” in the logo celebrates Halloween with two historic pumpkins.

3) Bastille Day 2000

Released on July 14, 2000.

The first country to receive a personalized doodle was France. Google’s version in honor of Bastille Day was created by Dennis Hwang, who will head the doodle creation division.

4) Claude Monet’s 161st Birthday

Released on November 14, 2001.

Impressionist painter Claude Monet was the first artist to have a doodle dedicated to his work.

5) Dilbert Doodles

It was published in May 2002.

Between May 20-24, 2002, the Dilbert Doodles series succeeded by telling a story in 5 drawings with characters from the comic book “Dilbert”.

6) Google’s 5th anniversary

September 8, 2003.

celebrations Google’s fifth year of operation earned a birthday cake at the doodle of the day.

7) 2004 Summer Olympics

Issues 1–29 August 2004.

The Athens Olympics started doodles with images replacing the letters in the logo.

8) Christmas week 2005

Issues dated 21-25 December 2005.

The series of Christmas doodles tells the story of a cat and mouse that emerges from the logo and decorates it with Christmas lights.

9) FIFA World Cup 2006

Publications dated 9-10 June 2006.

Football doodles for the 2006 World Cup are customized for each competing team.

10) Valentine’s Day 2007

Released on February 14, 2007.

The doodle for Valentine’s Day included romantic elements and was played with the letters “G” and “L” from the word “Google”.

11) LEGO’s 50th anniversary

Released on January 28, 2008.

Conquering children and adults around the world, plastic bricks were one of the highlights of 2008 with a Lego design.

12) 40th Anniversary of Sesame Street

It was released on November 4-8, 2009.

The 40th anniversary of Sesame Street has garnered different doodles popping up in selected countries like Mexico, Israel, Belgium, and South Africa.

13) 30th anniversary of PAC-MAN

Published on May 21, 2010

The anniversary of one of the world’s most beloved video games was revealed in a 2010 Google doodle. Great fun to celebrate and remember!

14) Charlie Chaplin’s 122nd Birthday

The first live-action short film featured the entire Doodle crew to honor the great Charlie Chaplin on April 16, 2011.

15) SOPA/PIPA protest

Published on January 18, 2012

The controversial laws proposed in the US, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA), resulted in a clear positioning of the company. A black stripe over the Google doodle as a protest against internet censorship.

16) Claude Debussy’s 151st Birthday

The first “via piano” animation was shown on 22 August 2013 to celebrate French pianist Claude Debussy and his most famous song “Clair de Lune”.

17) International Women’s Day 2014

scribble Women’s Day in 2014 was innovativefeaturing over 100 women in an empowering video.

18) 41st anniversary of Lucy’s discovery

Released on November 24, 2015.

The anniversary of the discovery of the fossil Australopithecus afarensis named Lucy earned an animated doodle for this event.

19) Halloween 2016

Released on October 31, 2016.

Doodling Juliana Chen’s cat Momo has once again appeared in Google doodles, but now in a five-level version of the Halloween game.

20) 44th Anniversary of the Birth of Hip Hop

The 2017 celebration of the birth of Hip Hop included an interactive doodle with narration by rap pioneer Fab 5 Freddy and the ability for users to mix tracks with a virtual crossfader.

21) 90 years of Maya Angelou

On April 4, 2018, American poet and activist Maya Angelou starred in a doodle video animation featuring one of her poems, “I’m Still Rising.”

22) 200th anniversary of the Museo del Prado

Released on November 19, 2019.

The Museo del Prado in Madrid first opened its doors on November 19, 1819.

23) Tatyana Lioznova’s 96th Birthday

Released on 20 July 2020.

Google commissioned Moscow artists Sveta Mullari to create a Doodle celebrating Tatyana Lioznova, one of the few female directors in the Soviet film industry.

24) Doodle Champion Island Games

Releases from July to September 2021.

The Google doodle series released in Q3 2021 allowed users to explore a minigame with various missions.

25) Celebrating the life of Marie Tharp

Released on November 21, 2022.

The 20th anniversary of Marie Tharp’s election as one of the 20th century’s greatest cartographers by the Library of Congress has been a defining theme of 2022.

Do you like the Google doodles we offer? Enjoy and share with your friends and see if they recognize it!

Source: Tec Mundo

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