Apart from helping us find what we need on the Web, Google continues to inspire creativity in us all through its very out-of-the-box Google Doodles. We take a look at the 12 most spectacular ones this year.
####Jan 9: 150th anniversary of the Tube.
Feb 14: George WG Ferris Jr, the creator of the Ferris Wheel was born on Valentine’s Day in 1859. Google combined the magic of amusement parks and romance in this doodle to celebrate the creator’s 154 birthday.
March 11: Douglas Adam’s 61st birthday.
April 16: 160th anniversary of the First Passenger Train in India.
May 15: Google celebrated the birthday of Dinky Toys creator Frank Hornby.
June 12: Dragon Boat festival.
July 8: Roswell’s 66th anniversary.
Aug 7: Google celebrated Ethipian double Olympic marathon champion Abebe Bikila’s 81st birthday. The athlete was most famous for winning a marathon gold medal in the 1960 Summer Olympics while running barefoot.
Sep 16: Google dedicated this doodle to MS Subbulakshmi’s 91th birthday. She was the first musician ever to be awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour.
Oct 31: Halloween.
Nov 4: This doodle was designed to celebrate and honour Indian Mathematician Shakuntala Devi’s 84th birthday. She was popularly known as the ’human computer’.
Dec 21: 100th anniversary of the Crossword Puzzle.