List of Google Doodles in 2010

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The Google Doodle is an artistic version of the Google logo. Google Doodles represent events like holidays, anniversaries, or current events.

January[edit]

January 4[edit]

On Monday, January 4, 2010, Google honored Isaac Newton on his 358th birthday with an animation of an apple falling from a tree.[1]

February[edit]

February 12[edit]

On Friday, February 12, 2010, Google featured the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver.[2]

March[edit]

March 4[edit]

On Thursday, March 4, 2010, Google featured a logo for Antonio Vivaldi on his 332th birthday.[3]

March 14[edit]

On Sunday, March 14, 2010, Google created a Google Doodle to celebrate Pi Day. It featured the Google logo laid over several circles and pi symbols.[4] The UK version of the site also had a Doodle celebrating Mother's Day, while the Spanish site celebrated the anniversary of Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente.[4]

April[edit]

April 1[edit]

On Thursday, April 1, 2010, for April Fools' Day, Google jokingly changed their name (and logo) to "Topeka" for a day in response to the city of Topeka; Topeka, Kansas had unofficially changed its name to Google for the previous month.[5]

April 2[edit]

On Friday, April 2, 2010, Google created a series of doodles to celebrate the 205th birthday of Hans Christian Andersen, telling the story of "Thumbelina".[6]

April 24[edit]

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, Google created a doodle to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope launch by NASA.[7]

May[edit]

May 7[edit]

On Friday, May 7, 2010, Google created a doodle with the San Francisco Ballet in a scene of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" to celebrate the 170th birthday of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.[8]

May 21[edit]

On Friday, May 21, 2010, Google created a doodle to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Pac-Man. This also marks the first doodle to be fully interactive, as it is a fully functional rendition of the original Pac-Man game reshaped into the Google logo that can be played in a browser (it contains 255 levels).[9] The Pac-Man character can be moved by using the arrow keys on the user's keyboard. This also marks the first time the "I'm feeling lucky" button has been altered as part of the doodle. The button's text was changed to "Insert Coin" which, when clicked on, starts the game in the logo. A second click adds the Ms. Pac-Man character as a second player, which can be controlled independently of Pac-Man via the W, A, S and D keys. Upon losing all 3 lives, the Google home page redirected to the search page for "PAC-MAN 30th Anniversary". On May 24, 2010, Google announced that it will keep the game permanent at http://www.google.com/pacman/.[10]

May 27[edit]

On Thursday, May 27, 2010, the week after the Pac-Man doodle, Google announced its Doodle4Google winner, Makenzie Melton, a third grader from El Dorado Springs, Missouri. She won $15,000 for a college scholarship, $25,000 for her school to have a computer lab, and a netbook.[11]

June[edit]

June 5[edit]

On Saturday, June 5, 2010, Dennis Gabor, the inventor of holograms, was honored in the doodle; a 2D example of a "hologram" replaced the Google logo.[12]

June 11[edit]

On Friday, June 11, 2010, the 2010 FIFA World Cup was commemorated by a Google Doodle showing the stadium where the match was played that night.[13] On the same day, another doodle was includuded for Jacques Cousteau's 100th birthday.[14]

June 29[edit]

On Tuesday, June 29, 2010, the birth of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was celebrated by a Google doodle. Saint-Exupéry was a French author and aviator best known for his book The Little Prince, who is featured in the doodle.[15][16]

July[edit]

July 4[edit]

On Sunday, July 4, 2010, the Fourth of July and the birthday of Rube Goldberg were celebrated with a Rube Goldberg machine that lit a firework that exploded into the Google logo.[17]

July 6[edit]

On Tuesday, July 6, 2010, the birth of Frida Kahlo was celebrated with a gold Google logo wrapped with vines, flowers, and a painting of herself in her painting styles.[18]

July 11[edit]

On Sunday, July 11, 2010, the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final was commemorated by a Google doodle showing the match venue, Soccer City in Johannesburg.[19][20]

July 24[edit]

On Saturday, July 24, 2010, the 150th birthday of Alphonse Mucha was commemorated by a Google doodle in the style of his artwork.[21]

August[edit]

August 12[edit]

On Thursday, August 12, 2010, the 71st anniversary of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz was commemorated by a Google doodle of the main characters dancing on the yellow brick road, with the Emerald City in the background.[22]

August 30[edit]

On Monday, August 30, 2010, the 213th anniversary of the birth of Mary Shelley, the British author of Frankenstein, was marked by a Google doodle of a darkened room with ghostly portraits on the wall and a shadowy figure in a doorway.[23]

September[edit]

September 4[edit]

On Saturday, September 4, 2010, the 25th anniversary of the discovery of fullerenes was celebrated by using an interactively rotatable fullerene C60 (a buckyball) as the second 'o' in their logo.[24][25]

September 7[edit]

On Tuesday, September 7, 2010, Google added an interactive doodle. The word "Google" is made up of a bunch of circles. As you move your mouse toward the circles they scatter about the screen and attempt to return to form the logo.[26]

September 8[edit]

On Wednesday, September 8, 2010, Google's logo starts off as grey text; the logo's text fills in its color as a query is entered.[27] This was an allusion to the new Google feature released the same day: Instant Search.[28]

September 27[edit]

On Monday, September 27, 2010, the 12th birthday anniversary of Google was marked by a new "doodle" featuring a birthday cake and a candle. The birthday cake was painted by 89-year-old Los Angeles artist Wayne Thiebaud and has started to appear across all major versions of the search engine.[29]

September 30[edit]

On Thursday, September 30, 2010, the 50th anniversary of The Flintstones was marked by a new multicolored "doodle" featuring the main characters of the popular cartoon series in their Stone-Age setting.[30]

October[edit]

October 8[edit]

On Friday, October 8, 2010, to mark what would have been the day before the 70th birthday of John Lennon, a 32-second "Video doodle" appeared on the Google homepage. The "E" of Google was shaped like a play button. The video was a simple animation that was accompanied by Lennon's song "Imagine". The logo remained live on Saturday, October 9, 2010.[31][32]

October 16[edit]

On Saturday, October 16, 2010, to mark what would have been the 156th birthday of Oscar Wilde, a Google doodle was produced in his honour, featuring a portrait from his novel The Picture of Dorian Gray.[33]

October 31[edit]

On Sunday, October 31, 2010, to celebrate Halloween, a Google doodle was produced with a classic Scooby-Doo adventure spread out over five frames.[34]

November[edit]

November 8[edit]

On Monday, November 8, 2010, the Google logo was covered by using an X-ray radiation to celebrate the 115th anniversary of the discovery of the X-ray.[35]

November 11[edit]

On Thursday, November 11, 2010, for Veterans Day, the flag of the United States replaced the 'e' in the Google logo.[36]

November 13[edit]

On Saturday, November 13, 2010, a Doodle was featured to celebrate the 160th birthday of Robert Louis Stevenson based on Stevenson's Treasure Island.[37]

November 23[edit]

On Tuesday, November 23, 2010, a logo featuring food by Ina Garten was featured for American Thanksgiving.[38]

November 25[edit]

On Thursday, November 25, 2010, a logo celebrated the 200th birthday of Nikolay Pirogov.[39]

December[edit]

December 3[edit]

A soccer doodle with a flag behind the logo. Two soccer balls also replace the O's.

December 24[edit]

On December 24, 2010, Google launched a holiday logo to celebrate Christmas. The logo was a combination of 17 images with each image referring to a cuisine, an instrument or a place, such as Nepal. It contained 17 frames with each frame depicting something different which maximizes when the user hovers on any image. The logo remained live on Saturday, December 25, 2010 for Christmas Day.

December 31[edit]

On Friday, December 31, 2010, a logo with "MMXI" (the Roman numerals for 2011) replacing the letters "oogl" was featured for New Year's Eve. The logo remained on the main page on Saturday, January 1, 2011 for New Year's Day.[40]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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