Category Archives: Anniversary

Trans-siberian Railway Google Doodle

Trans-Siberian Railway: 100th Anniversary of the completion

The Trans-Siberian Railway is a masterpiece of Russian railway engineers and even today a myth. With around 9300 kilometers long is the Trans-Siberian Railway is the longest continuous railway line in the world. The development of the railway networks In the middle of 19. Century was a rapid development of the railway networks in large … Continue reading Trans-Siberian Railway: 100th Anniversary of the completion

45th Anniversary of the publishing of Barbapapa

Barbapapa: 45th Anniversary of the creation of Barbapapa

Today’s doodle is important not just because Barbapapa has brought joy to families all over the world. We also want to memorialize Talus Taylor, who passed away on February 19th of this year, at the age of 82.

The beautiful books he created with his wife Annette have been translated into over 30 languages worldwide, and transformed into comics and a television series, delighting us all with reminders of family, love, kindness and a deep respect for the environment.

Loch Ness Monster

Loch Ness Monster Picture: Looking for Nessie for 81 years

On 21 April 1934 the Daily Mail published the purported first photo of the Loch Ness Monster, called “Nessie”. The phot was taken by the London gynaecologist Robert Kenneth Wilson. Wilson’s refusal to have his name associated with the photograph, so it being nicknamed the “Surgeon’s Photograph”. He claimed that he was looking at the loch when he … Continue reading Loch Ness Monster Picture: Looking for Nessie for 81 years

When was the first mail delivered via the pony express

When was the first mail delivered via the pony express

The riders raced over the Sierra Nevada Mountains, through Placerville, California and on to Sacramento. Around midnight on April 14, 1860, the first mail pouch was delivered via the Pony Express to San Francisco. Westbound The first Westbound Pony Express trip left St. Joseph on April 3, 1860 and arrived ten days later in San … Continue reading When was the first mail delivered via the pony express

90th Anniversary of the first mechanical TV demonstration

Mechanical television: 90th anniversary of first mechanical television demonstration

Mechanical television or mechanical scan television is a television system that relies on a mechanical scanning device, such as a rotating disk with holes in it or a rotating mirror, to scan the scene and generate the video signal, and a similar mechanical device at the receiver to display the picture. This contrasts with modern television technology, which uses electronic scanning methods, for example electron beams in cathode ray tube (CRT) televisions, and LCD displays, to create and display the picture.