Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Google Doodles May 2016 (Part 2)

May 28, 2016 Nepal Republic Day 2016

Happy Republic Day, Nepal! Today's doodle shows Nepal's national bird, the Danphe, or the Himalayan Monal. The male pheasant is brilliantly plumed with iridescent colors highlighting the beauty of Nepal. The female, a mild brown, represents its constancy and warmth. Similarly, Nepal is a nation of vibrancy and contrast, counting among its features both the world's highest and most unforgiving peak and the well-preserved and magical temples and shrines of Kathmandu. The landscape is an appropriate metaphor for the history of a nation in which, despite great upheaval, peace prevails. We hope today's doodle by Alyssa Winans brings pride and joy to the people of Nepal.

May 27, 2016: Faten Hamama’s 85th birthday

Faten Hamama was an Egyptian film and television actress and producer. She made her screen debut in 1939, when she was only seven years old.

May 26, 2016 Frankie Manning’s 102nd birthday

Frankie Manning (May 26, 1914 – April 27, 2009)[1] was an American dancer, instructor and choreographer. Manning is considered one of the founding fathers of Lindy Hop.

May 25, 2016: Jordan Independence Day 2016 

 Trek northward from Amman through the sands of Jordan, and you’ll discover the city of Jerash. Nearby lies Antioch on the Golden River, a set of Greco-Roman ruins, and deep within sits the ancient Jerash amphitheater. Beautifully preserved and set against the sky, this site represents the rich heritage of the The Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan, which gained independence on this day in 1946. Today, we celebrate Jordan’s freedom with a doodle of the North Theater by artist Robinson Wood.

May 24, 2016: Suzanne Lenglen’s 117th Birthday 

 Suzanne Rachel Flore Lenglen was a French tennis player who won 31 Championship titles between 1914 and 1926. She dominated women's tennis from the start of World War I until 1926 when she turned professional.

May 25, 2016: Rosario Castellanos’ 91st birthday 

 Rosario Castellanos Figueroa was a Mexican poet and author. Along with the other members of the Generation of 1950, she was one of Mexico's most important literary voices in the last century.

May 24, 2016: Olga Skorokhodova’s 105th birthday 

 In today's doodle we pay homage to Olga Skorokhodova, who was one of the most prolific Soviet researchers in the field of deaf and blind communication. Olga dedicated her life to carefully documenting how the deaf and blind perceive the world around them. Her work provided the basis for further studies and contributed to the development of education for the deaf and blind.

May 22, 2016: 2016 Hockey World Championship Finals 

 The 2016 IIHF World Championship was the 80th such event hosted by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), being held in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, Russia, from 6 May to 22 May 2016. Canada entered the tournament as the defending 2015 champions. Hungary returned to the Championship after a 6-year absence, and Kazakhstan after a 1-year absence.

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