Vladimir Dal’s 216th Birthday

Vladimir Dal’s 216th Birthday

Vladimir Dal’s life’s work is known throughout Russia, though his name may not always be. The writer and lexicographer (scholar…

Children's Day 2017

Children’s Day 2017

What Do People Do? Many schools and other educational institutions make a special effort to inform children of their rights…

Turkey Republic Day 2017

Turkey Republic Day 2017

Today’s Doodle celebrates the 94th anniversary of the Republic of Turkey. After World War I, Turkey acquired statehood. Founder Mustafa…

Austria National Day 2017

Austria National Day 2017

Since 1965, October 26th has been celebrated as Austrian National day, when Austrians across the globe celebrate the end of…

Fridtjof Nansen’s 156th Birthday

Fridtjof Nansen’s 156th Birthday

Today we celebrate legendary adventurer Fridtjof Nansen, who explored the world’s unknown terrain and broke new ground as an international…