List of Google Doodles in 2013
The Google Doodle is an artistic version of the Google logo. Google Doodles represent events like holidays, anniversaries, or current events. Some of the doodles were limited to Google's country specific home pages while others appeared globally.
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- Google celebrated India's 64th Republic Day, which marks the anniversary of adoption of the Constitution of India. The doodle featured an image of India's national animal; tiger, which appears to be glaring at you, while India Gate appears at the lower left corner. The name "Google" is featured as stripes on the tiger's body.
- Australia Day was also celebrated on January 26 with a Google doodle consisting of a night scene with gum trees and stars. The second "g" in Google was formed by a kangaroo with a joey in the pouch waving the national flag.
- Google paid tribute to the Canadian penny being withdrawn from circulation. The doodle featured the Google logo coloured entirely in copper, with the first "O" being replaced by a rotating penny.
- Google also celebrated Sri Lanka's Independence Day with a doodle that features the Google logo with some colors of the Flag of Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka's lion interpolated with the first G.
Google celebrated the 100th birthday of Mary Leakey, a British archaeologist and anthropologist, who discovered the first fossilized links between apes and humans, in Africa. The doodle featured Leakey working at an excavation site marked with footprints, where she is surrounded by archaeological tools like brush, leaf-and-square and trowel, and two dogs playing around the site.
Google India celebrated 72nd birthday of Jagjit Singh, a prominent Indian Ghazal singer, songwriter and musician. The doodle featured Jagjit, with his hands on the harmonium, as the logo appears partly hidden behind him.
Google celebrated Valentine's Day and also the 154th birthday of an American engineer George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. in a single doodle. The doodle was interactive, with a heart shape button in the middle, which when clicked, rotates the two ferris at both of its side.
Google celebrated the 540th birthday of Nicolaus Copernicus with an animated doodle of Copernicus's model of the solar system.
Google celebrated Miriam Makeba's 81st birthday, by featuring a stylized version of the logo, removing the Catull font and the trademark colors for a whole day.
Google celebrated Saint Patrick's Day.
Google Bangladesh celebrated the Bangladesh Independence Day 2013.
Google's U.S. page commemorated the 86th birthday of Cesar Chavez. This brought some controversy as the date coincided with Easter, which various people, including conservatives and Christians, expressed Google should have celebrated instead; a Google Doodle for Easter last appeared in 2000.
Google celebrated the 306th birthday of Leonhard Euler; a pioneering Swiss mathematician and physicist, known for his important discoveries in fields as diverse as infinitesimal calculus and graph theory. He is best known for his work in fluid dynamics, optics and astronomy.
Google celebrated India's first passenger train. The first train on Indian subcontinent ran over a stretch of 21 miles from Mumbai (called 'Bombay' then) to Thane on April 16, 1853. It is depicted as a chugging train, pluming smoke in the backdrop of palm trees and palace with domes and minarets. One of the two 'O's of Google is replaced by the front of the locomotive engine. Today marks the 160th anniversary of this journey.
Google paid homage to Indian director Satyajit Ray on his 92nd birthday with a doodle featuring the classic Apu-Durga scene from his first and most prominent film Pather Panchali, which was released in 1955.
Google honored mothers on Mother's Day with a doodle showing the way they fulfill their responsibility to every family.
Google honored the 141st anniversary of the founding of the North-West Mounted Police. What is now the Royal Canadian Mounted Police featured prominently in the Klondike Gold Rush through its policing involvements.
Google celebrated the 85th birthday of children's author Maurice Sendak. It features Max the character from Where the Wild Things Are.
Google honored fathers on Father's Day with a doodle featuring a button which when clicked shows fun illustrations that describes them like that of a slot machine.
Google's doodle depicted a clickable map of a road trip across the United States, celebrating United States Independence Day. Clicking the doodle shows pictures of a family of dogs making stops at several iconic American Landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, a drive-through tree near Humboldt Redwoods State Park, The Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore, and the Statue of Liberty.
Google doodles for Rembrandt van Rijn's 407th birthday. With the doodle, the search engine celebrates the 407th birth anniversary of the artist who made a similar oil painting in 1659 which was called the 'Self-Portrait with Beret and Turned-Up Collar'. Rembrandt van Rijn notable works include The Abduction of Europa, Judas Repentant, Returning the Pieces of Silver and The Artist in His Studio.
On her 93rd birthday, Google created a doodle in sepia tone about the DNA with the cartoon face of British biophysicist Rosalind Franklin for her excellent contributions in the field of X-ray crystallography.
On August 14, 2013 Independence Day of Pakistan was observed with a Google Doodle. The doodle featured northern areas of Pakistan with K2 mountain in the background and a Markhor, Pakistan's National Animal standing on a hill top. Between the horns of Markhor there is white colored Crescent and Star. In Pakistan's Flag the crescent stands for the bright future and five corners of the star are for five pillars of Islam i.e. Tauheed, Salat, Fasting, Zakat and Hajj.
On August 16, 2013, Google celebrated Mohammed Feradh Zain's 33rd birthday.
On August 25, 2013, Independence Day of Uruguay was observed with a Google Doodle. It features Uruguay's national bird, the Southern Lapwing carrying the blue and white striped ribbons and the Sun of May.
The doodle on today's Google's homepage celebrates the 187th birth anniversary of the birth John Wisden. Wisden was an English cricketer and creator of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, which is often referred to as the 'Bible of cricket'. 
Google Kenya celebrated Kenya's jubilee year by displaying an artistic Google Doodle bearing the Kenyan flag superimposed with the name "Google".The doodle was designed by Esther Wambui Githinji,a high school student,after emerging the winner of Doodle 4 Google competition held in Kenyan high schools.
Google paid tribute to Shakuntala Devi’s 84th birthday with a doodle that resembles a calculator. Devi was an Indian woman who was known for her amazing calculating abilities and has been dubbed as the world's fastest 'human computer'.
Google India celebrated 125th birth anniversary of C. V. Raman, an Indian physicist whose ground breaking work in the field of light scattering earned him the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1930. The doodle featured his portrait along with light rays emitting from a source.
The search engine giant has featured the work of Gayatri Ketharaman to celebrate Children's Day. Keeping in with their traditional Children's Day celebratory doodle, Google has featured the work of an Indian student as their doodle of the day today.
Google celebrates the 50-year anniversary of Doctor Who with a row of the eleven Doctors holding the iconic Sonic screwdriver. Clicking the doodle starts a small video game with a "8-bit retro" visual style. The object of the game is to collect each of the letters in "Google" by traversing labyrinths and avoiding Daleks, Cybermen and Weeping Angels, foes known from the Doctor Who episodes. A two-day doodle for all countries except one, the doodle was withheld from Google's U.S. site until November 23 due to the fact that the 50th anniversary of the death of John F. Kennedy occurred on November 22.
- Google's US page celebrated the 100th anniversary of the crossword puzzle with an interactive crossword puzzle.
Google did a doodle for New Year's Eve showing the numbers 2,0,1,3 with 4 in the corner waiting for the year 2014.
- "London underground's 150th birthday celebrated in Google doodle". The Guardian. January 9, 2013. Retrieved January 9, 2013.
- Brown, Matt (January 9, 2013). "Google Doodle Marks 150 Years Of The London Underground". Londonist. Retrieved January 9, 2013.
- "Republic Day India: Google doodles a tiger with Google stripes". New Delhi, India: CNN IBN. January 26, 2013. Retrieved January 26, 2013.
- "Australia Day 2013 - Google Doodle". 3D Car Shows. Retrieved January 26, 2013.
- "Canadian penny honoured with Google Doodle". TheStar.com. February 4, 2013. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
- "Sri Lanka Independence Day 2013".
- Google doodles for Mary Leakey's 100th birthday. Times of India (New Delhi, India). February 6, 2013. Retrieved February 6, 2013
- Mary Leakey, die Frau, die DEN Schädel in Afrika fand. (German) Die Welt (Germany) February 6, 2013. Retrieved February 6, 2013.
- "Jagjit Singh's 72nd birthday: Google posts a doodle on the ghazal maestro". New Delhi, India: CNN IBN. February 8, 2013. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
- "Asteroid Google Doodle withdrawn in wake of Russia meteor strike". The Daily Telegraph. February 15, 2013. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
- Rudd, Andy (February 22, 1925). "Edward Gorey remembered with a Google doodle on his 88th birthday - Mirror Online". Daily Mirror. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
- Ceceri, Kathy (February 22, 2013). "Happy Birthday, Edward Gorey! | GeekMom". Wired. Retrieved February 22, 2013.
- "Google doodle pays tribute to Douglas Adams on 61st birthday". The Times of India. March 11, 2013. Retrieved March 11, 2013.
- Gupta, Prachi (March 31, 2013). "Google celebrates Cesar Chavez, not Easter". Salon.com. Retrieved August 22, 2013.
- "Cesar Chavez Honored With Google Doodle On Easter, Sparking Religious Backlash". Huffington Post. March 31, 2013.
- Patrick Howley (March 31, 2013). "Google honors Cesar Chavez on Easter". The Daily Caller. Retrieved August 22, 2013.
- Google Doodle Honoring Cesar Chavez is Not a Big Shift for Google
- Lachno, James (April 2, 2013). "Maria Sibylla Merian: Scientific illustrator honoured with Google doodle". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
- Williams, Rob. "Google Doodle celebrates Leonhard Euler - Swiss mathematician considered one of the greatest of all time".
- "Google doodle celebrates India's first passenger train". NewYork Daily News. Retrieved April 16, 2013.
- "Google Doodle celebrates India's first passenger train journey". The Economic Times. Retrieved April 16, 2013.
- "Google doodle features India's first passenger train journey". NDTV. Retrieved April 16, 2013.
- Ngak, Chenda (April 22, 2013). "Google commemorates Earth Day 2013 with animation of seasons". CBS News. Retrieved April 22, 2013.
- "Latest Google Doodle flies flag with tribute to St George's Day 2013". The Independent. April 23, 2013.
- Batty, David (April 25, 2013). "Google celebrates Ella Fitzgerald with doodle on 96th birthday". The Guardian. Retrieved May 7, 2013.
- "Labour Day 2013: Google builds a doodle for May Day". IBN Live. May 1, 2013.
- "Google honours Satyajit Ray with a 'Pather Panchali' doodle". IBN Live. May 2, 2013.
- Doodle for Saul Bass' 93rd Birthday. Google on YouTube. May 7, 2013. Retrieved June 3, 2013.
- Rebello, Maleeva (May 31, 2013). "Google doodle celebrates birth of petri dish inventor Julius Richard Petri". DNA India. Retrieved May 31, 2013.
- "Antoni Gaudi: Google doodles for the great architect". June 25, 2013. Rediff.com. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
- Tour de France Google Doodle on YouTube
- Ishmael N. Daro (July 1, 2013). "Canada Day 2013: Google updates homepage with special 'doodle'". Retrieved November 6, 2013.
- Sean, Austin (July 2, 2013). "Google Doodle celebrates 495th Birthday of Li Shizhen". Retrieved July 2, 2013.
- "Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis bERTTTWRTWRETWR52542ERFGSFSFEWQWERQEecomes Google doodle". The Guardian. July 3, 2013. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
- Roswell's 66th Anniversary
- "Ingmar Bergman's 95th Birthday". Google.com. July 14, 2013. Retrieved August 22, 2013.
- Rembrandt van Rijn's 407th Birthday
- Rosalind Franklin's 93rd Birthday
- Pakistan Independence Day 2013
- "Independence Day India 2013 marked by a Google doodle". August 15, 2013. NDTV. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
- "Google Doodle August 17, 2013 Independence Day of Indonesia". Google.com. Retrieved August 25, 2013.
- Nephilim. "Google dedica un doodle al Chiaro di Luna di Debussy: ecco come vederlo e ascoltarlo". August 22, 2013 (in Italian). Retrieved November 4, 2013.
- "Google Doodle September 05, 2013 Google's homepage celebrates the 187th birth anniversary of the birth John Wisden.". Rediff.com. Retrieved September 5, 2013.
- "Léon Foucault's 194th Birthday". Google.com. Retrieved September 18, 2013.
- "French physicist Léon Foucault celebrated in Google doodle". The Guardian. September 18, 2013. Retrieved September 19, 2013.
- "Doodle for Google 2013". October 20, 2012.
- "Shakuntala Devi's 84th birthday: Google doodles a calculator for the human computer". November 4, 2013. New Delhi: CNN IBN. Retrieved November 4, 2013.
- "Google celebrates CV Raman's 125th birthday with a doodle". The Times of India (New Delhi). November 7, 2013. Retrieved November 8, 2013.
- rahul, soni (November 11, 2013). "Doodle 4 Google: 15-year-old's doodle on Google's homepage". Rediff.com. Retrieved November 14, 2013.
- chris, Matyszczyk (November 22, 2013). "Google's insanely playful, Dalektable Doctor Who doodle". CNET.com. Retrieved November 22, 2013.
- Google Doodle commemorates Dubai Expo 2020 victory The National, November 28, 2013.. Accessed November 28, 2013
- "Maria Callas: Google gives singer a solo", The Guardian, December 2, 2013; Google: image
- Anderson, Steve (December 3, 2013). "Carlos Juan Finlay: Physician's 180th birthday celebrated with Google Doodle". The Independent. Retrieved December 3, 2013.
- Khalid, Fareeha (December 9, 2013). "Google remembers Grace Hopper: What was her contribution to the world?". The News Tribe. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
- Leather, Melanie (December 21, 2013). "Winter Solstice: Shortest day of the year marked with 'knitted' Google Doodle". The Independent. Retrieved December 21, 2013.
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