Friday, December 30, 2016

Google Doodles, 2016

I've been collecting the Google doodles that I like for the last few years. Previously, there had been so many (science-related, Japan-related, animated or game-based) that I'd divided them up into 6-month groupings. This year, though, back in June, I'd forgotten to post the batch for the first half of the year, and had even neglected to look for new ones until well into July. After I'd caught back up, I realized that there hadn't been all that many doodles that I wanted to highlight, so I decided I'd just wait and run them all at once at the end of 2016.

So here we are, at the end of 2016 (as far as I'm concerned). These are the Google doodles that caught my attention this time.

Wilbur Scoville's 151st Birthday (Game)

90th Anniversary of the first demonstration of Television

Hidetsugu Yagi's 130th Birthday (Inventor of the TV aerial antenna)

Dmitri Mendeleev's 182nd Birthday

Tamaki Miura's 132nd Birthday (First internationally heralded Japanese soprano)

Leap Year 2016

Caroline Herschel's 266th Birthday

Claude Shannon's 100th birthday

Yuri Kochiyama's 95th Birthday

Lotte Reiniger's 117th birthday (animated)

Karl Landsteiner's 148th birthday

Juno Reaches Jupiter

37th Anniversary of The Neverending Story's First Publishing

Takizo Iwasaki’s 121st birthday (Inventor of plastic display food)

Antoni van Leeuwenhoek’s 384th Birthday

Walter Cronkite's 100th Birthday

340th Anniversary of the Determination of the Speed of Light

105th Anniversary of First Expedition to Reach the South Pole

Franz Sacher's 200th Birthday

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