A missed train in Ireland led to the creation of the world’s time zones as we know them. Sir Sandford Fleming’s idea is celebrated by Google on January 7.


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Charles Macintosh, the Scottish chemist whose invention of waterproof material led to the raincoat, is being celebrated today with a Google Doodle.

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The first day of winter, and the 2016 winter solstice, are being celebrated with a Google Doodle. Find out more here.

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South African anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko, who died in police custody in 1977, is being honored with a Google Doodle on what would’ve been his 70th birthday.

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The first expedition to the South Pole, an expedition led by Roald Amundsen, is being celebrated with a Google Doodle on its 105th anniversary.

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Jagadish Chandra Bose, a scientist and writer, is being celebrated with a Google Doodle on what would have been his 158th birthday.

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Louisa May Alcott, the author of Little Women, is being honored with a Google Doodle on what would have been her 184th birthday.

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One of the most celebrated Native American writers of all time is celebrated by Google in the company’s November 18 doodle.

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Frederick Banting is a scientist whose groundbreaking research on insulin earned him a Nobel Prize. He is also the subject of today’s Google Doodle.

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Walter Cronkite would have turned 100 years old today and is the subject of today’s Google Doodle.

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Day of the Dead, Día de Muertos in Spanish, is being celebrated on November 2, 2016, with a Google Doodle. Find out more about the Mexican holiday here.

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Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, the Dutch scientist known as the “Father of Microbiology,” is celebrated with a Google Doodle on what would have been his 384th birthday.

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The Gregorian Calendar is being celebrated with a Google Doodle on the 434th anniversary of its introduction. Here is what you need to know about it.

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The inventor of the ballpoint pen is being celebrated with a Google Doodle on what would have been his 117th birthday.

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El Santo, the Mexican wrestling legend whose real name was Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta, is being honored with a Google Doodle on what would’ve been his 99th birthday.

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Yma Sumac, the Peruvian singer, is being honored with a Google Doodle on what would have been her 94th birthday.

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