Google’s birthday falls on 27th September and, since 2002, they have been celebrating it with a doodle. However, this date is probably arbitrary since no one in the company knows why it has been chosen.
In fact, since incorporation on 4th September 1998, the search engine giant has celebrated its birthday on FOUR DIFFERENT DATES!. Though, as in the case of other companies, the date of incorporation should be regarded as the birthday, Google in all its quirkiness has selected different dates over the years. How do we know this? By their doodles, of course.
Finally, in 2006, Google went back to the 2002 date and has, henceforth, been celebrating its birthday on 27th September.
The popular Times New Roman typeface is actually quite old having been designed in 1931. The Times newspaper commissioned typographer Stanley Morison after he publicly criticised the newspaper for the poor quality of its printing. The work was carried out by Victor Lardent under the direction of Morison. Times New Roman font became extremely popular when it was included on Microsoft Windows and became one of the core fonts for the Web. It is now one of the most used fonts in history. And at 14 point, it has become the U.S. State Department's standard typeface. [more...]