Google Celebrates Fanny Blankers-Koen’s 100th Birthday

Francina “Fanny” Elsje Blankers-Koen was a Dutch athlete, best known for winning four gold medals at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. She accomplished this as a 30-year-old mother of two, during a time when many disregarded women’s athletics. Google Celebrates Fanny Blankers-Koen’s 100th Birthday with doodle on April 26, 2018. Her background and performances … Continue reading “Google Celebrates Fanny Blankers-Koen’s 100th Birthday”

Google Celebrates K. L. Saigal’s 114th Birthday

Kundanlal Saigal, often abbreviated as K. L. Saigal was an Indian singer and actor who is considered the first superstar of the Hindi film industry, which was centred in Kolkata during Saigal’s time, but is currently centred in Mumbai. Google Celebrates K. L. Saigal’s 114th Birthday with doodle on April 11, 2018. Saigal was born … Continue reading “Google Celebrates K. L. Saigal’s 114th Birthday”

Google Celebrates Dr. Maya Angelou’s 90th Birthday

Maya Angelou was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees. “I’ve learned that people … Continue reading “Google Celebrates Dr. Maya Angelou’s 90th Birthday”

Google Celebrates John Harrison’s 325th Birthday

John Harrison was a self-educated English carpenter and clockmaker who invented a marine chronometer, a long-sought-after device for solving the problem of calculating longitude while at sea. His solution revolutionized navigation and greatly increased the safety of long-distance sea travel. The problem he solved was considered so important following the Scilly naval disaster of 1707 … Continue reading “Google Celebrates John Harrison’s 325th Birthday”

Google Celebrates Anandi Gopal Joshi’s 153rd Birthday

Anandibai Gopalrao Joshi was one of the earliest female Indian physicians. She was the first woman of Indian origin to study and graduate with a two-year diploma in medicine in the United States. She is also believed to be the first Indian woman to set foot on American soil. On March 31st, 2018, Google Celebrates Anandi … Continue reading “Google Celebrates Anandi Gopal Joshi’s 153rd Birthday”