What is the topic behind changing the Googles logo

That's behind the Google Doodle

With the modifications of the logo, Google wants to pay tribute to famous personalities or remind of historical events. The search engine operator has even received a patent for the idea. According to the US media, it took the company ten years of intensive lobbying work to be able to pin the "invention" on its own lapel.

The Doodle patent not only includes the occasional logo change per se. Rather, as the patent title can be seen freely, it is based on "systems and methods to lure users to websites". Such a system forms a periodically changing story, which is represented in special company logos. These are usually linked to links or further search results on the topic.

Google has produced well over 1000 doodles since 1998 - many exclusively for the US market, but most of them for international business. Whether it's holidays, other special occasions or little-known anniversaries: visitors to the Google homepage now find a different visual surprise almost every week. We took the trouble once and set off on a journey of discovery. Have fun!

  1. Google Doodles ...
    ... has been around since August 30, 1998. On this day, the search engine presented itself with this very first doodle on the occasion of the "Burning Man Festival" in the Black Rock Desert, a salt flat in Nevada in the USA. Well over 1000 (!) Were to follow, 300 of them US-exclusive, more than 700 worldwide. We are introducing you to the doodles here one by one - the newest first so that the older ones can be found at the end of the route ...
  2. December 20, 2004
    The year 2004 celebrated its Doodle graduation with a polar bear Christmas series ...
  3. December 21, 2004
    with snowballs ...
  4. December 22, 2004
    ... improvised ice machines ...
  5. December 23, 2004
    ... Christmas baubles ...
  6. December 25, 2004
    ... and lots of glamor and glamor.
  7. November 25, 2004
    Thanksgiving (USA)
  8. November 11, 2004
    US Veterans Day
  9. November 2, 2004
    Melbourne Cup
  10. November 2, 2004
    US presidential election: George W. Bush vs. John Kerry
  11. October 31, 2004
    Halloween
  12. October 11, 2004
    Canadian Thanksgiving
  13. October 4, 2004
    The SpaceShip One wins the X-Prize
  14. September 23rd
    Birthday of singer Ray Charles (* 1930 - died June 10, 2004)
  15. September 7, 2004
    Brazilian National Day
  16. September 7, 2004
    Google turns six
  17. August 15, 2004
    South Korean National Day
  18. August 13, 2004
    Olympia 2004 in Athens: opening ceremony
  19. August 16, 2004
    Olympia 2004 in Athens: swimming
  20. August 17, 2004
    Olympia 2004 in Athens: archery
  21. August 18, 2004
    Olympia 2004 in Athens: fencing
  22. August 19, 2004
    Athens 2004 Olympics: Weightlifting
  23. August 20, 2004
    Olympia 2004 in Athens: soccer
  24. August 22, 2004
    Olympia 2004 in Athens: tennis
  25. August 23, 2004
    Olympia 2004 in Athens: table tennis
  26. August 24, 2004
    Olympia 2004 in Athens: synchronized swimming
  27. August 25, 2004
    Olympia 2004 in Athens: hurdles
  28. August 26, 2004
    Olympia 2004 in Athens: Taekwondo
  29. August 27, 2004
    Olympia 2004 in Athens: floor exercise
  30. August 28, 2004
    2004 Athens Olympics: volleyball
  31. August 29, 2004
    Olympia 2004 in Athens: Closing ceremony
  32. August 1, 2004
    Swiss national holiday
  33. July 14, 2004
    French National Day
  34. 4th July 2004
    Opening of the European Football Championship in Portugal.
  35. 4th July 2004
    US Independence Day
  36. July 1, 2004
    Canadian National Day
  37. June 20, 2004
    Fathers day
  38. June 16, 2004
    Bloomsday / James Joyce Day (Ireland)
  39. June 8, 2004
    Doodle on the occasion of the rare passage of Venus. Make a note of it: the next transit is on June 6, 2012.
  40. May 9, 2004
    Mother's Day
  41. May 5, 2004
    Japanese Children's Day
  42. May 1, 2004
    Labor Day
  43. April 25, 2004
    ANZAC Day (Australia and New Zealand)
  44. April 23, 2004
    St. George's Day
  45. April 22, 2004
    Earth Day
  46. March 20, 2004
    International Francophonie Day
  47. March 20, 2004
    Persian New Year celebrations
  48. March 17, 2004
    St. Patrick's Day (USA)
  49. March 1, 2004
    Day of david
  50. February 29, 2004
    Such a rare date must be celebrated!
  51. February 14, 2004
    Valentine's day
  52. February 3, 2004
    Birthday of the French mathematician Gaston Julia (* 1893)
  53. January 22, 2004
    Chinese New Years Festival
  54. January 15, 2004
    The space probe Spirit landed on Mars on January 4, 2004 and in the following years sent high-resolution images of the red planet. The probe is still in operation today, but has been stuck in the sand since April 2009 and can no longer move. Since April 2010 Spirit has also stopped sending signals to Earth.
  55. January 1, 2004
    Happy New Year!
  56. December 22, 2003
    The Christmas series of 2003 ...
  57. December 23, 2003
    ... consisted of five parts and sat down ...
  58. December 24, 2003
    ... with snow, hardworking snowmen ...
  59. December 25, 2003
    ... and snowballs apart ....
  60. December 26, 2003
    ... well then, Merry Christmas and a "white" New Year!
  61. December 17, 2003
    100th anniversary of the Orville and Wright brothers' first motorized flight.
  62. November 27, 2003
    Thanksgiving (USA)
  63. November 15, 2003
    Japanese Children's Festival (Shichigosan)
  64. November 11, 2003
    American Veterans Day
  65. October 31, 2003
    Happy Halloween
  66. October 13, 2003
    Canadian Thanksgiving
  67. October 3, 2003
    Day of German unity
  68. September 7, 2003
    Google turns 5!
  69. September 6, 2003
    Korean Thanksgiving Day
  70. August 15, 2003
    Indian independence day
  71. August 15, 2003
    Korean Liberation Day
  72. August 13, 2003
    Birthday of Alfred Hitchcock (* 1899)
  73. August 1, 2003
    Swiss National Day
  74. July 21, 2003
    Belgian national day
  75. July 14, 2003
    French National Day
  76. July 6, 2003
    Japanese Tanabata Festival
  77. 4th July 2003
    Independence Day (USA)
  78. June 16, 2003
    Birthday of the Dutch artist Maurits Cornelis Escher (* 1898),
  79. June 15, 2003
    Fathers day
  80. June 2, 2003
    Italian Festival of the Republic
  81. May 11, 2003
    Mother's Day
  82. May 5, 2003
    Japanese Children's Day
  83. April 30, 2003
    Dutch Queen's Day
  84. April 26, 2003
    ANZAC Day (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) is a military holiday down under. It is celebrated on April 25, 1915 on the occasion of Australia's and New Zealand's first war effort in World War I. Australia celebrates April 26th ...
  85. April 25, 2003
    ... New Zealand on April 25th.
  86. April 25, 2003
    The biophysicist Rosalind Franklin researched human DNA and on April 25, 1953, together with the scientist Raymond Gosling, published the article "Molecular Configuration in Sodium Thymonucleate" in the journal "Nature". Here the basics of the human genome were explained to the public for the first time. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of these revolutionary discoveries, Google made a DNA doodle.
  87. April 22, 2003
    "Earth Day", which is intended to encourage critical scrutiny of modern consumer behavior, comes from the USA, became internationally known in 1990 and is celebrated in more than 175 countries today. In 2009 the UN officially declared April 22nd as "International Mother Earth Day".
  88. March 14, 2003
    Birthday of Albert Einstein (* 1879)
  89. March 6, 2003
    Michelangelo's birthday (* 1475)
  90. February 14, 2003
    Valentine's day
  91. February 1, 2003
    Chinese New Years Festival
  92. January 26, 2003
    Australia Day
  93. January 20, 2003
    Special day on the occasion of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. - the famous pastor and civil rights activist was born on January 15th (1929), "Martin Luther King Day" is traditionally celebrated on the third Monday in January.
  94. January 1, 2003
    Happy New Year!
  95. December 23, 2002
    The 2002 Christmas series consisted of five doodles ...
  96. December 24, 2002
    ... Number two...
  97. December 25, 2002
    ... Number three...
  98. December 26, 2002
    ... Number four...
  99. December 27, 2002
    ... and number five.
  100. December 13, 2002
    The Lucia Festival is mainly celebrated by Christians in Scandinavia, but the Doodle has been "rolled out" worldwide.
  101. November 28, 2002
    Thanksgiving
  102. November 11, 2002
    Veterans Day (USA)
  103. November 5, 2002
    Bonfire Night in memory of the officer Guy Fawkes, who failed in 1605 with an attempt to assassinate King James I of England. The day is mainly celebrated in the Anglican Church with torchlight procession and fireworks.
  104. October 31, 2002
    Halloween (USA)
  105. October 25, 2002
    Birthday of Pablo Picasso (* 1881)
  106. October 14, 2002
    Canadian Thanksgiving
  107. October 3, 2002
    Day of German unity
  108. September 27, 2002
    Today Google celebrated itself and its 4th birthday.
  109. August 15, 2002
    South Korean National Day
  110. August 6, 2002
    Andy Warhol (* 1928) is born
  111. July 14, 2002
    French National Day
  112. 4th July 2002
    American Independence Day
  113. July 1, 2002
    Canadian National Day
  114. June 21, 2002
    "Fête de la Musique", in German also "International Day of Homemade Music" (worldwide)
  115. June 16, 2002
    Fathers day (worldwide)
  116. June 15, 2002
    Dragon Boat Festival (China)
  117. May 31, 2002
    Opening of the soccer world championship in Japan and South Korea (May 31 to June 30, 2002).
  118. May 20, 2002
    In this week of May, a new logo should be found with the help of the well-known comic figure Dilbert ...
  119. May 21, 2002
    ... some suggestions came ...
  120. May 22, 2002
    ... and went ...
  121. May 23, 2002
    ... until finally ...
  122. May 24, 2002
    ... a result was available, but of course it was also not permanent ...
  123. May 12, 2002
    Mother's Day (worldwide)
  124. May 5, 2002
    Kodomo no Hi, the Japanese Children's Festival, takes place on May 5th every year.
  125. April 23, 2002
    George's Day is mainly still celebrated in Great Britain and commemorates Saint George, the patron saint of the kingdom, whose cross still adorns the flags of England and Georgia today. But also the city coats of arms of Milan, Freiburg im Breisgau and Barcelona adorn themselves with it (incidentally also the club coat of arms of FC Barcelona).
  126. April 22, 2002
    Earth Day (Worldwide)
  127. March 17, 2002
    St. Patrick's Day (USA)
  128. 7 March 2002
    130th birthday of the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian, who died in New York in 1944.
  129. February 8, 2002
    At the Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, another special kind of Doodle Olympics started, which included various disciplines ...
  130. February 14, 2002
    Alpine ski competitions ...
  131. February 15, 2002
    Freestyle ski ...
  132. February 16, 2002
    Bobsledding...
  133. February 17, 2002
    Ice dancing ...
  134. February 18, 2002
    Ice Hockey...
  135. February 19, 2002
    Ski jumping ...
  136. February 20, 2002
    Snowboarding ...
  137. February 21, 2002
    Speed ​​skating ...
  138. February 22, 2002
    Curling ...
  139. February 23, 2002
    Skeleton...
  140. February 24, 2002
    ... and finally the graduation ceremony.
  141. January 1, 2002
    Happy New Year 2002!
  142. December 22, 2001
    A small four-part Christmas series for the 2001 festival ...
  143. December 23, 2001
    The polar bears are wrestling for the fairy lights ...
  144. December 24, 2001
    ... until it is finally attached ...
  145. December 25, 2001
    ... and shines solemnly.
  146. December 10, 2001
    to the Nobel Prize ceremony, which takes place every year on December 10th in Stockholm
  147. November 22, 2001
    Thanksgiving (USA)
  148. November 14, 2001
    On the occasion of the birthday of the famous painter Claude Monet (1840), this logo appeared worldwide.
  149. November 11, 2001
    Armistice Day commemorates the end of fighting between England and France during World War I. However, Google only switched its Doodle on the occasion of "Armistice Day" in France.
  150. October 31, 2001
    Happy Halloween!
  151. August 15, 2001
    The doodle for the South Korean Freedom Day, which is celebrated on the occasion of the founding of the republic in 1948.
  152. August 1, 2001
    Today Switzerland celebrated its national holiday.
  153. July 14, 2001
    The storm on the Bastille was also celebrated in France in 2001.
  154. 4th July 2001
    Independence Day (USA)
  155. July 1, 2001
    Canadian National Day
  156. June 17, 2001
    Fathers day
  157. May 13, 2001
    Mother's Day
  158. April 22, 2001
    For "Earth Day", which takes place every year on April 22nd, Google presented itself with a special logo.
  159. March 17, 2001
    St. Patrick's Day (USA)
  160. March 9, 2001
    The doodle for the Indian "Holi" spring festival.
  161. February 14, 2001
    A warm hello for Valentine's Day.
  162. January 24, 2001
    for Chinese New Year (worldwide)
  163. January 1, 2001
    Happy New Year!
  164. December 22, 2000
    Merry Christmas!
  165. November 23, 2000
    Once again it's Thanksgiving (USA).
  166. November 15, 2000
    Doodle for the Japanese children's festival Shichi-go-san (Japan).
  167. November 7, 2000
    Google called for voting for the US presidential election. It turned out to be one of the tightest and most controversial decisions in history: George W. Bush Jr. against Al Gore - only a month later, Bush was confirmed as the 43rd US President by court order (USA).
  168. October 31, 2000
    Guest illustrator Lorie Loeb created this Halloween Doodle (USA).
  169. September 15, 2000
    On the occasion of the opening of the Summer Olympics in Sydney, Google spent ten very sporty days around the world ...
  170. September 16, 2000
    in kayak ...
  171. September 17, 2000
    Gymnastics and rhythmic gymnastics ...
  172. September 18, 2000
    Archery ...
  173. September 20, 2000
    Diving ...
  174. September 20, 2000
    Athletics...
  175. September 21, 2000
    To go biking...
  176. September 22, 2000
    Weightlifting ...
  177. September 23, 2000
    Soccer...
  178. September 24, 2000
    and basketball ...
  179. September 25, 2000
    up to the grand closing ceremony.
  180. July 14, 2000
    Vive la France! With this doodle, Google celebrated the French Revolution.
  181. 4th July 2000
    The founding fathers of the USA (USA)
  182. July 3, 2000
    Looking forward to Independence Day on July 4th, 2000 (USA)
  183. July 2, 2000
    Tips for the American BBQ season (USA)
  184. July 1, 2000
    Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence (USA)
  185. June 18, 2000
    Fathers day (worldwide)
  186. May 14, 2000
    Mother's Day (worldwide)
  187. May 1, 2000
    The aliens have landed: In the first week of May 2000 there was a different alien doodle every day. Here is the first of five.
  188. May 2, 2000
    After the landing...
  189. May 3, 2000
    ... the green men got out ...
  190. May 4, 2000
    ... turned the world upside down ...
  191. May 5, 2000
    ... and took everything into space without further ado.
  192. April 23, 2000
    Easter (USA)
  193. March 17, 2000
    St. Patrick's Day (USA)
  194. February 14, 2000
    Valentine's Day (worldwide)
  195. February 2, 2000
    Groundhog Day (USA) (is roughly comparable to our light measurement)
  196. January 1, 2000
    Happy New Year! (worldwide)
  197. December 25, 1999
    Christmas greetings (worldwide)
  198. November 30, 1999
    On November 30th, 1999 there were two different doodles with a USA motif, called "Uncle Sam-Search" by Google.
  199. November 30, 1999 (2)
    These doodles were only shipped on google.com in the USA.
  200. November 23, 1999
    Thanksgiving (USA)
  201. October 31, 1999
    Halloween (USA)
  202. November 26, 1998
    There was already a Thanksgiving doodle (USA) the year before.
  203. October 29, 1998
    Not really a real doodle, but something special: While Google was still beta, this logo was around for a long time.

In 2011 the doodles have lost none of their fascination. Here are the works of art from the first months of 2011. We thank the PC world for putting them together! (mec)