’21-09-25° The Google doodle for Christopher Reeve on his birthday

Today’s Google doodle celebrates Superman star and advocate for the disabled, Christopher Reeve would have turned 69 today. Actor, director and advocate for the rights of the less fortunate, Christopher Reeve is today honored with a doodle created by Erich Nagler, artistic director of Google Doodles.

We all remember him flying on the screen wearing a fluttering red cape and with the iconic giant S on his chest. However, the title of hero probably owes him for what he did after his serious accident. Yes, because despite the doctors having called the injury one of the worst possible, Reeve showed strength of spirit, giving it all and promising that one day he would walk again.

Born in 1952 and died in 2004, at the age of 52, Reeve is known to the general public for having starred in the 1978 film Superman after overcoming the other two eligible candidates, Marlon Brando and Gene Hackman. The role earned him a BAFTA Award in 1979 as the best promising newcomer and has definitively opened the doors of the cinema. Perhaps not everyone remembers him, but the man was paralyzed from the neck down after a horse accident – in 1995 – which compromised his spinal cord.

After rehab, he resumed his acting career, starring in a 1998 TV movie remake of Backyard Window, which earned him a Screen Actors Guild Award, and starred in two episodes of Smallville. He also became a supporter of spinal cord injury research and founder of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. In 2004, after a long battle, he suffered cardiac arrest and went into a coma before dying. Christopher Reeve’s doodle The doodle for Christopher Reeve shows the actor sitting in his wheelchair with the skyline of a city behind him.

The hidden word “Google” is formed by the clouds in the sky and the wake of a flying figure behind him. When word got out that Reeve had begged his wife to let him die, the actor responded with a firm denial. “I have not given up. I will never give up.” After his accident, he became a powerful advocate for people with disabilities and increased funding for medical research.

Google celebrates producer Avicii with a Doodle On 8 September, the day of the 32nd birthday of the DJ who died in 2018

Google also celebrates the 32nd birthday of music producer, songwriter and DJ Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii, in Italy, born on 8 September 1989 and died on 20 April 2018 at the age of 29. The Doodle, which falls two days before the World Health Organization’s Suicide Prevention Day (September 10), commemorates his career and his contributions to pop and electronic music. In addition to the Doodle, also published a blogpost with an interview with Tim’s father, Klas, which talks about Tim’s career, the importance of mental health and the Tim Bergling Foundation.

Google Doodle celebrated the 138th birthday of typhus vaccine creator Rudolf Weigl – Technology News, Firstpost

Today Google Doodle celebrates the 138th birthday of Polish inventor, physician and immunologist Rudolf Weigl. He is known as the creator of the first effective vaccine against it 7; typhus epidemic. There are three types of typhus: exfoliating typhus, mouse typhus, and epidemic typhus. It is a group of diseases caused by bacteria that spread fleas, lice and fleas.

Each insect spreads a type of typhus: chicks spread typhus patchy, fleas spread mouse typhus, and body lice spread epidemic typhus. According to the US CDC, epidemic typhus was the cause of death for millions of people in previous centuries, but today it is very rare. When cases occur, it is observed in areas of extreme overcrowding, where body lice can easily pass from one person to another. Born in 1883, Weigl was born in what is now the Czech Republic as the son of Austro-German parents. His father died in a bicycle accident and his mother remarried a Polish high school teacher.

In 1907 he completed his studies in biology at the Polish University of Lwów and then obtained a doctorate in zoology, comparative anatomy and histology. Typhus was a big problem during World War I, and Weigl has been studying lice in his lab for decades and has been able to develop a vaccine from these small insects. After Charles Nicolle’s preliminary work in 1909 (he discovered that lice were the vector of epidemic typhus), Weigl began work on a vaccine against epidemic typhus. To develop the vaccine, he bred the lice that Rickettsia prowazeki had been infected with and then crushed into a vaccine paste. He used this paste for experiments on animals and also performed some experiments on humans.

Weigl was successful in 1936 and vaccinated its first beneficiary. During the Soviet occupation he headed the Department of General Biology at Lviv University and worked on the development of this vaccine. The Typhus Research Institute was founded in his department. It maintained its position during the occupation as its research was particularly important as typhus spread mainly in Eastern Europe

Today, February 15 is the anniversary of Susan B. Anthony’s birth and Google commemorates her with the doodle

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Susan B. Anthony commemorated with a Google Doodle.

 

Today, February 15 is the anniversary of Susan B. Anthony’s birth and Google has dedicated the doodle to her on his search engine.

Susan B. Anthony’ was an American social reformer and women’s rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women’s suffrage movement.

Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17. In 1856, she became the New York state agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society.

In 1851, she met Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who became her lifelong friend and co-worker in social reform activities, primarily in the field of women’s rights. In 1852, they founded the New York Women’s State Temperance Society after Anthony was prevented from speaking at a temperance conference because she was female. In 1863, they founded the Women’s Loyal National League, which conducted the largest petition drive in United States history up to that time, collecting nearly 400,000 signatures in support of the abolition of slavery. In 1866, they initiated the American Equal Rights Association, which campaigned for equal rights for both women and African Americans. In 1868, they began publishing a women’s rights newspaper called The Revolution. In 1869, they founded the National Woman Suffrage Association as part of a split in the women’s movement. In 1890, the split was formally healed when their organization merged with the rival American Woman Suffrage Association to form the National American Woman Suffrage Association, with Anthony as its key force. In 1876, Anthony and Stanton began working with Matilda Joslyn Gage on what eventually grew into the six-volume History of Woman Suffrage. The interests of Anthony and Stanton diverged somewhat in later years, but the two remained close friends.

In 1872, Anthony was arrested for voting in her hometown of Rochester, New York, and convicted in a widely publicized trial. Although she refused to pay the fine, the authorities declined to take further action. In 1878, Anthony and Stanton arranged for Congress to be presented with an amendment giving women the right to vote. Introduced by Sen. Aaron A. Sargent (R-CA), it later became known colloquially as the Susan B. Anthony Amendment. It was ratified as the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920.

Anthony traveled extensively in support of women’s suffrage, giving as many as 75 to 100 speeches per year and working on many state campaigns. She worked internationally for women’s rights, playing a key role in creating the International Council of Women, which is still active. She also helped to bring about the World’s Congress of Representative Women at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893.

When she first began campaigning for women’s rights, Anthony was harshly ridiculed and accused of trying to destroy the institution of marriage. Public perception of her changed radically during her lifetime, however. Her 80th birthday was celebrated in the White House at the invitation of President William McKinley. She became the first female citizen to be depicted on U.S. coinage when her portrait appeared on the 1979 dollar coin.