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Doodle Finder introduces you to new Google Doodles every day from all over the world.
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Teachers' Day 2018 (Thailand)
16th January 2018 @ Google in Thailand


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Katy Jurado’s 94th Birthday
16th January 2018 @ Google in 12 countries (see below)


Initially brought to fame by playing “femme fatale” characters, Katy Jurado achieved stardom in both Mexican cinema and Hollywood through her nuanced portrayals of complicated women.

As a teenager, Katy was barred from acting by her family, but she was so determined that she signed her first contract in secret. Her career began with several films produced during the Golden Age of Mexican cinema, including the successful La vida inútil de Pito Pérez (1943).

Cast in her first Hollywood film, Bullfighter and the Lady (1951), Katy’s limited grasp of English meant she delivered her lines by memorizing the way they sounded. Despite the unconventional approach, her performance was strong enough to grab the attention of a well-known Hollywood producer, who cast her in the soon-to-be-classic Western, High Noon (1952). Katy played the narratively-important character of Helen Ramirez so skillfully that she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. Accolades for future performances would include three Silver Ariel Awards and nominations for several Academy Awards.

Off-screen, Katy was a tenacious and spirited woman who captivated everyone around her. (The actor Marlon Brando and novelist Louis L’Amour, among others, were quite taken with her.) While she was stunningly beautiful, her portrayals transcended the stereotyped, over-sexualized roles written for Mexican women at the time. Her talent at depicting a range of characters helped to expand the parts available to Mexican actresses in Hollywood today.

Today’s Doodle by artist Ana Ramirez might be as captivating as the actress herself!   

Early sketches of the Doodle below:



 



 



Country list: Argentina, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Iceland, Indonesia, Japan, Lithuania, Mexico, Peru, Sweden, United States

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018
15th January 2018 @ Google in United States


“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.”

-Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Today we celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., Baptist minister, Nobel Laureate, and civil rights activist who dedicated his life working tirelessly for peace, social justice, and opportunity for all Americans - irrespective of color or creed.

On November 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill creating a federal holiday to honor Dr. King. It was federally observed for the first time on January 20, 1986, and over 30 years later, the day is traditionally celebrated as a day of service, with people volunteering time and talent to help others, thus paying homage to Dr. King’s legacy.

Today’s Doodle by guest artist Cannaday Chapman was also developed in collaboration with the Black Googlers Network (BGN), one of the largest employee resource groups at Google. The image depicts a young girl perched on her father’s shoulders, enthralled by the power and eloquence of Dr. King’s words. The scene is evocative of Dr. King’s dream for children everywhere to one day live in a better world.

Cannaday shares his thoughts on today’s Doodle below:

Q: What does MLK and MLK day mean to you personally?

A: Martin Luther King Jr.'s message is especially relevant today and will be relevant for the remainder of civilization. Dr. King is most remembered for fighting for the rights of African Americans, but he fought for the rights of all Americans. He believed in fairness and equity for everyone. As a black man, I wouldn't be able to do what I'm doing today if it wasn't for him and the brave people of the civil rights movement.

Q: What were your first thoughts when you were approached for this project?

A: I felt very honored to have the opportunity to pay tribute to one of America's bravest leaders. I was pretty busy when I was approached for this assignment, but it's Google and Martin Luther King Jr. That's an opportunity I couldn't pass up.

Q: Did you draw inspiration from anything in particular for this Doodle?

A: I was inspired by people. It may appear that this movement or any civil rights movement was brought about by one person, but it's the people that have the power to bring change. I wanted to make an image about those people.

Q: What message would you like for people to get after seeing the Doodle?

A: I would like people to reflect on this moment in history. I would like people to remember that current events and our actions today will shape the future generations of tomorrow. What kind of example do we want to set for our children and our children's children?

Today, Dr. King’s dream continues to inspire people of all ages, races, and nationalities to stand united against injustice and never abandon hope for a brighter tomorrow.

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

 

You can explore more of Dr King’s life and legacy by visiting Google Arts & Culture.

 

Early drafts of the Doodle below





 

 

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Teachers' Day 2018 (Venezuela)
15th January 2018 @ Google in Venezuela


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Mahasweta Devi’s 92nd Birthday
14th January 2018 @ Google in 10 countries (see below)


 

 

Here are some early drafts of the Doodle:









 

Country list: Argentina, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Greece, Iceland, India, Peru, Singapore, Sweden

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5th African Nations Championship
13th January 2018 @ Google in 5 countries (see below)


Can you feel the excitement in the air? Once again, the African Nations Championship is upon us!

Today we’re celebrating the start of the 5th African Nations Championship, a football tournament drawing in teams from across Africa to compete for the coveted title. The first tournament was held in Ivory Coast in 2009, designed to showcase the football talent amongst the best African national teams. The Confederation of African Football organizes the competition every two years and only allows footballers playing for their country’s domestic team to participate. As a result, the best African talent will be on display - you won’t want to miss it!

All the action is taking place in Morocco as the first games of the 2018 tournament kick off today. Sixteen teams will descend upon various stadiums across Morocco, but only one will be crowned the champion, during the final game on February 4, played in Casablanca.

Today’s doodle features players wearing each of the flags of the countries represented. They’re practicing their skills, just like each of the African Nations have done all year.

Good luck to all the players (and fans!) across Africa!

 

An alternate version of the players holding traditional African shields by the artist.



Country list: Iceland, Ireland, Kenya, Morocco, United Kingdom

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Children's Day 2018 (Thailand)
13th January 2018 @ Google in Thailand


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Zhou Youguang’s 112th birthday
13th January 2018 @ Google in 13 countries (see below)


The O’s in today’s Doodle flip from Pinyin (GÇ”gÄ“) to Chinese characters (è°·æ­Œ). Were it not for celebrated linguist Zhou Youguang, this phonetic translation would never have come to life, and the world would still be referring to ‘Beijing’ as ‘Peking,’ and to ‘Chongqing’ as ‘Chungking.’

Popularly dubbed ‘the Father of Pinyin,’ Youguang spent three years developing the system of ‘spelled sounds’ that is now the international standard for Romanized Chinese. The new system transformed China’s literacy rate, providing more natural passage into the written language, which requires mastering thousands of characters. It bridged multiple Chinese dialects with its shared designations of sound. Today, schoolchildren learn Pinyin before characters, and it is often used to input characters on smartphones and computers.

Pursuing his love of language throughout his life, Youguang authored more than 40 books and translated the Encyclopedia Britannica into Chinese. Born on this day as Zhou Yaoping, this storied linguist later adopted the pen name ‘Yougang’ because he wanted to ‘bring light’ to the world. Today, we celebrate what would’ve been Yougang’s 112th birthday with a special place in the spotlight.

Doodle by Cynthia Yuan Cheng

Early drafts of the Doodle below



 



 



 



Country list: Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Sweden, United States

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Czechia Elections 2018
12th January 2018 @ Google in Czechia


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Alan Paton’s 115th birthday
11th January 2018 @ Google in 14 countries (see below)


“Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is the inheritor of our fear.”

South African author and activist Alan Paton introduced the world to life in pre-Apartheid South Africa, fearlessly speaking out against racial segregation in person and through his books, and propagating universal franchise and non-violence.

Born in the Natal province (present day KwaZulu-Natal), the young Paton was subjected to extensive corporal punishment, which led to his lifelong opposition to any form of authoritarianism and physical punishment. Later, as administrator of the Diepkloof Reformatory for young black African offenders, he developed a controversial but compassionate system of reform that included open dormitories, work outside the prison walls, and home visitations. 

After the Second World War, Paton toured correctional reform facilities across the world, during which time he started to write Cry, the Beloved Country. The book was published in 1948 — ironically the very year in which apartheid was formally institutionalized, beginning four decades of racial segregation in South Africa. His magnum opus is a moving tale of racial injustice, human suffering, and redemption, as two fathers come to terms with the loss of their sons — one an accidental murder and the other, his unfortunate victim.

Today’s Doodle depicts Paton on a train ride (on which he allegedly gained inspiration to write Cry, the Beloved Country) and celebrates the 115th birthday of a visionary who did much to fight for basic human principles of love, non-violence, and equality. 

Happy Birthday, Alan Paton!

Country list: Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Greece, Iceland, Japan, Lithuania, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden

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