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Fun with Google
May 27, 2014 - Marguerite Lanthier
I really like Google’s doodles. Sometimes they do fun drawings for the holidays or interactive ones like the one for Rubik’s Cube where you could play with the cube. They also honor famous people who have passed into obscurity. Recently they honored Rachel Louise Carson, an American marine biologist and conservationist who would have celebrated her 107th birthday on May 27. Other recent honorees include: — Zora Neal Hurston on the anniversary of her 123th birthday. She was a folklorist, anthropologist and author, who died in 1960. — Dian Fossey, author of the book, “Gorillas in the Mist. — Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, a French architect and theorist, famous for his interpretive "restorations" of medieval buildings. — Charlotte Bronte with a doodle based on her novel “Jane Eyre.” — Dorothy Irene Height, an American administrator and educator, and civil rights and women's rights activist. She was the president of the National Council of Negro Women for 40 years and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004. — Dorothy Hodgkin, who died in 1994, a biochemist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1964. She was regarded as one of the pioneer scientists in the field of X-ray crystallography studies of biomolecules.
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