New Delhi: There is a doodle on the Google home page that celebrates the company’s 16th birthday. But the interesting fact is that September 27 isn’t the search giant’s birthday.
The selection of September 27 as Google’s birthday seems to be a one of convenience than the actual date when the company was founded.
Google celebrated September 7 (the day when the company was incorporated) as its birthday till 2005. In 2005 Google changed the date to September 27 to make it coincide with the announcement of the record number of pages that the search engine was indexing.
on its 16th ‘birthday’, Google has posted an animated doodle on its homepage. The doodle having six letters of the word Google as different characters with the letter G wearing a birthday hat. The ‘senior’ G – like a parent – marks the heights of O and L against a wall. O, who first gets excited on seeing that it has grown, immediately gets sombre as he notices that L is so much bigger than him.
On its 15th birthday last year, Google posted an interactive version of the pinata, a popular Mexican birthday party game.
In 2012, for its 14th birthday Google celebrated with a chocolate cake animated doodle with 14 candles on it and the Google logo etched on the cake. The cake then got covered in Google colours and the 14 candles rearranged themselves as tally marks to denote the number 14.
In 2011, when Google turned 13, Google doodled for itself a photograph that showed Google’s 13th birthday celebrations. It had a cake on a table with 13 candles on it, and Google logo sat around the table in party hats while gifts and balloons added to the celebratory mood.
It’s been 16 years since 1998 when two Stanford university students, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, got together to form a company that would change the face of the Internet, for ever.
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