Gioachino Rossini’s birthday on Google

Google celebrating Gioachino Rossini’s birthday! A birthday celebrated once every 4 years! Gioachino Antonio Rossin was an Italian composer who wrote 39 operas as well as sacred music, chamber music, songs, and some instrumental and piano pieces.



Google celebrating Robert Noyce 84 Birthday

Google is celebrating today the Birthday of Robert Noyce who was “nicknamed “the Mayor of Silicon Valley”, co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957 and Intel in 1968. He is also credited (along with Jack Kilby) with the invention of the integrated circuit or microchip which fueled the personal computer revolution and gave Silicon Valley its name.[ Noyce was also a mentor and father-figure to an entire generation of entrepreneurs. “


Google celebrating the great Mark Twain’s birthday

I have always loved Mark Twain and his imagination, I`m actually now making my students read his wonderful novel ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910) better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is most noted for his novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer , and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , the latter often called “the Great American Novel.” (wikipedia)

I love this one the best, the colors take you years and years back.  Keep it up Google!

Google celebrating Louis Jacues Mande Daguerre’s Birthday

Google are celebrating today the birthday of Louis Jacues Mande Daguerre who was a French artist and physicist, recognized for his invention of the daguerreotype process of photography.

“The purportedly first picture of a living person. The image shows a busy street, but due to exposure time of more than ten minutes, the traffic was moving too much to appear. The exceptions are the two people at the bottom left, one who stood still getting his boots polished by the other long enough to show. Look closely and you will also see another man sitting on a bench to the right reading a newspaper. Also in the upper left hand side you can also see another man standing under the awning of the 3rd building from the left. What looks to be a woman standing under the street lantern at 10 o’clock from the man getting his shoes shined and another one in the big white building,1st row 3rd window down. Notice the child in the top floor window of the white building in front. Note that the image is a mirror image.” Wikipedia