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International Women’s Day 2017 Google doodle pays homage to 13 female pioneers

The new Google doodle pays tribute to 13 exceptional women from around the globe on International Women’s Day 2017.

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March 8 is celebrated as Women s Day around the world, and paying tribute to this special day is Google. The search giant has dedicated an elaborate doodle on its homepage paying tribute to 13 exceptional women in history from around the world. Also Read - Happy Father's Day 2021: Google Doodle wishes dads with cute pop-up greeting card

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The Google doodle depicts a grandmother telling a little girl a bedtime story about 13 female pioneers . They may not really be household names, but all these women have enjoyed great success in their chosen fields. They pursued a range of professions and passions and hailed from an array of backgrounds and countries. In fact, all of these women have been featured in individual Doodles in the past, but often only in their countries of origin. So today we’re taking the opportunity to share their stories with everyone, Google says. Also Read - PUBG New State receives over 17 million pre-registrations as closed alpha testing ends

The doodle pays tribute to women from across the globe, including Rukmini Devi from India who is credited with having revived Indian classical dance. Others include African-American journalist and activist Ida Wells, Egypt s first female pilot Lotifa El Nadi, Mexican painter and activist Frida Kahlo, Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi, Soviet scientist Olga Skorokhodova, South African singer and civil rights activist Miriam Makeba, American astronaut and physicist Sally Ride, Turkish archaeologist Halet Cambel, world s first computer programmer Ada Lovelace, Argentine physician Cecilia Grierson, Korea s first female lawyer and judge Lee Tai-young, and French tennis champion Suzanne Lenglen. ALSO READ: International Women s Day 2017: 5 last-minute gifting ideas that anybody would love

Every year, March 8 is celebrated as International Women s Day, with the aim of celebrating the spirit of women and their economic, political, and social achievements. The birth of this day dates back to the early 1900s when oppression and inequality were egging women to become more vocal and active in campaigning for change. The first National Woman s Day was more or less a political event, an initiative of Socialist Party of America, who observed it across the United States on February 28.

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  • Published Date: March 8, 2017 9:53 AM IST



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