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Google Doodles of 2013

A sleek Google Doodle paid tribute to Raymond Loewy, famous for his logos.
More: Industrial designer was the man behind the Coca-Cola bottle and Studebaker automobile. ()
Math prodigy Shakuntala Devi was known as the “human computer.”
More: Devi, a sari-clad diva of numbers ()
Happy Halloween brought a warty old green crone and whack-a-mole with a bony skeleton.
More: Who were the first witches? ()
Edith Head and her Hollywood designs were the focus of attention.
More: Head’s designs and her bangs were legend. ()
Google marked the occasion of the first parachute jump.
More: The daring of French parachutist Andre-Jacques Garnerin ()
Celia Cruz -- Ursula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso de la Santisima Trinidad -- was known as the Queen of Salsa.
More: Cruz’s rise from a humble Havana home  ()
The government shutdown made the celebration of Yosemite’s birthday bittersweet.
More: Yosemite’s gates closed and barricaded. ()
Clicking through the 15th-birthday doodle allowed a peek into the past.
More: Google shows how engine looked when it launched. ()
An interactive doodle showed how Jean Bernard Leon Foucault provided proof that the Earth rotated on its axis.
More: 6 feet of wire, an 11-pound ball and a candle ()
Jane Addams’ help in creating Hull House, a community center in Chicago that provided services to the poorest of the city’s residents, made her a pioneer in the field of social work. ()
The Google Doodle celebrates the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s “I Have a Dream” speech.
More: Two speeches: Obama good, but Martin Luther King Jr. great  ()
The animated doodle for Debussy was set on the shores of the Seine.
More: A salute to Debussy’s “Claire de Lune.” ()
Austrian physicist Erwin Schrodinger, a pioneer in quantum physics, put a paradox in a box.
More: Is the cat alive or dead? Or alive AND dead? ()
Maria Mitchell, celebrated with a doodle, was the first professional female astronomer in America.
More: Mitchell used a tiny 2-inch telescope to discover her namesake comet. ()
Rosalind Franklin took some of the first and best images of DNA.
More: Franklin’s infamous Photo 51 showed the diffraction pattern of DNA. ()
Rembrandt’s self-portrait made for a striking doodle.
More: Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn paints himself at 53. ()
The Roswell, N.M., incident -- when a mysterious object crashed and alien bodies allegedly were found -- spurred a flying saucer doodle game.
More: Just a weather balloon? Conspiracy theorists begged to differ. ()
The July 4th Google Doodle was interactive and featured a family of animated dogs and their road trips. ()
Franz Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis” is celebrated. The book famously begins: “One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin.”
More: What would Kafka have thought of the Internet? ()
The famed bike race the Tour de France marked its 100th year in 2013.
More: The 2013 winner of the Tour de France ()
Barcelona builder Antoni Gaudí incorporated nature’s ripples into his textured structures.
More: Gaudí-style tiles were found at a psychiatric hospital. ()
New York-based author and animator Christoph Niemann created a bobbing crew of swimmers for summer solstice.
More: Niemann also created a Southern Hemisphere doodle for the first day of winter. ()
An interactive Father’s Day doodle hit on grilling, chilling and drinking coffee.
More: A doodle for Dad, who’s too hard to shop for ()
Maurice Sendak’s 85th birthday spurred a take on “Where the Wild Things Are.”
More: Sendak’s work sparked controversy  ()
Bacteria bubbled up in petri dishes in the salute to Julius Richard Petri, creator of that eponymous laboratory staple.
More: A gross, growing Google Doodle  ()
Sabrina Brady from Sparta High School in Wisconsin won Doodle 4 Google, a competition for kids from kindergarten through 12th grade to design the Google logo.
More: A warm winning Doodle 4 Google entry  ()
The art for Mother’s Day celebrated children and food.
More: Breakfast in bed  ()
Graphic designer Saul Bass got a doodle nod for his artistry. Bass created memorable film title sequences for Otto Preminger, Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder and Martin Scorsese, among others. His title sequence for “Psycho” mimics Norman Bates’ fractured sanity.
More: See his “Psycho” title sequence.  ()
Google gave a nod to the preeminent female jazz singer of her time, Ella Fitzgerald.
More: With unerring sense of swing, Ella Fitzgerald conquered jazz ()
The Earth Day doodle drew attention to precious natural resources.
More: Doodle points up precious resource: clean water ()
Brilliant mathematician Leonhard Euler went blind as an adult but continued his work. He worked on complex equations from memory. Euler wrote 900 books on topics including lunar motion, optics, acoustics, algebra, calculus, geometry and number theory.
More: Leonhard Euler, Mr. Polyhedron ()
She was a naturalist, a caterpillar fan and the subject of derision. Maria Sibylla Merian was deemed too independent a woman in the 17th century, when she made her mark on science.
More: Greatness, appreciation come late for Maria Sibylla Merian ()
Google honored California farm labor leader Cesar Chavez on Easter Sunday, which also marked the 86th anniversary of Chavez’s birth. Chavez, who co-founded the National Farm Workers Assn. with Dolores Huerta, died in 1993.
More: Controversy over Chavez Doodle on Easter ()
The animated doodle for St. Pat’s featured young dancers wearing the green. With 12% of the American populace having Irish roots, St. Patrick’s Day has become very American.
More: Celebrating St. Pat’s with “Leprechaun”  ()
Don’t panic! An interactive doodle honored Douglas Adams, the author of “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”
More: Memories of Douglas Adams: Actor recalls taking a swing at the author  ()
The drawing of faces of women around the world artistically honored the advancement of women’s rights -- one of the chief goals of International Women’s Day.
More: For Women’s Day, superheroines with some kick  ()
South African artist Miriam Makeba was doodled in her prime, resplendent in traditional South African dress.
More: Makeba earned her nickname, “Mama Africa” ()
The quirky works of Edward Gorey were in the spotlight on what would have been Gorey’s 88th birthday. Gorey is the artist behind “The Gashlycrumb Tinies,” which feature a childhood death for each letter: “A is for Amy who fell down the stairs / B is for Basil assaulted by bears.” Gorey was well know for his art as well as his eccentricities.
More: E is for Edward, extremely eccentric  ()
Nicolaus Copernicus, subject of a doodle on the 540th anniversary of his birth, single-handedly changed the way we think about our place in the universe by positing that the Earth revolved around the sun and not the other way around.
More: Copernicus was a man who questioned the rules  ()
The man who invented the Ferris wheel, George W.G. Ferris Jr., was born on Valentine’s Day in 1859. Google combined the two events for this fun interactive doodle. (Try out the interactive version.()
Mary Leakey, archeologist and paleoanthropologist, was believed to be the unsung hero of the Leakey team with her huband, Louis. It was Mary who in 1959 found the skull in the Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania that assured the Leakeys’ place in history and secured funding from the National Geographic Society for their lifetime research.
More: Mary made the Leakeys’ first major discovery, an ape-like skull of a human ancestor ()
Over the course of his lifetime, Jackie Robinson made a name for himself not only in baseball but also in American business. L.A. has a special link to Robinson -- he attended high school in Pasadena and then went on to UCLA for college.
More: A new film about the legend is in production ()
On MLK Day, Google featured Martin Luther King Jr., leader of the civil rights movement. The Los Angeles Times, in its remembrance of the clergyman and activist, listed a dozen essential books for finding out more about the man who believed in battling racial equality through nonviolent means. See the list here. ()
Google’s doodle (click here to play it yourself) dedicated to Frank Zamboni was an interactive salute to the inventor of the ice resurfacing machine. It would have been Zamboni’s 112th birthday.
More: Zamboni invented his machine to resurface his family’s Southern California ice rink ()
Google’s doodlers followed their New Year’s Eve scene with a morning-after image that showed the inevitable -- the day-after cleanup. ()
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