Charles Perrault was born on this day in 1628. He’s the man you’ll want to thank/curse for all those impossible-to-escape viral Disney princess remixes.
Today is the 101st birthday of Hedy Lamarr, the vampy Hollywood star who was also an inventor. In celebration, today she gets a lavish Google doodle.
Click on today’s Google Doodle that sits atop its search results — a little exploded drawing of the planet — and you’ll be taken to a list of results telling you all about Inge Lehmann. Google’s automated algorithm says it’s her 127th birthday today, although we suspect she’s dead. So that’s fact #1.
Today, the Google doodle honors Althea Gibson, who won five Grand Slam Singles titles and broke the color barrier in tennis.
Today's Google Doodle, an animated, detailed illustration of some kind of imaginary water world, was designed by 11-year-old Audrey Zhang, who was awarded a $30,000 college scholarship after winning the Doodle 4 Google competition.
On Thursday, the SPARK Movement released a pie chart that revealed that over the past three years, the majority of Google Doodles featuring people on Google's homepage were of men. Responding swiftly, Google said they were aware of the issue and hoped to have men and women represented equally in 2014.
Today's Google Doodle in honor of Valentine's Day is as sweet as you might expect, but thanks to some help from This American Life, it's particularly sentimental.
In case you missed it because you're one of those crazy Bing people, the Google Doodle was particularly spectacular today, in light of recent world events.
Today's Google Doodle is for Grace Hopper, pioneering computer scientist who would've celebrated her 107th birthday today. The search engine is pointing to Hopper's achievements to kick off Computer Science Education Week, the centerpiece of which is the Hour of Code project, a fun, hands-on way to get students into…