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June 12, 2015 Google Doodles For ‘Russia Day’, ‘Philippines Independence’ & Brazil Valentine’s Day.

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>> Copa América 2015.
>> Mathematician Abu al-Wafa’ al-Buzjani.

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Interesting.

Pretty nice Google Doodle for Russia. That is a Kremlin clock tower.

Had NO IDEA that Brazil celebrated Valentine’s Day in June. Maybe knowing how horny they are they might celebrate it twice — to get twice the bang.


Google Doodle For Copa América 2015 Start In Chile On June 11.

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by Anura Guruge


Last Google Doodles:
>> Mathematician Abu al-Wafa’ al-Buzjani.
>> US Women’s FIFA World Cup.

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Yet AGAIN very strange coverage by Google. Of course it makes sense that this Google Doodle
is shown across South America
— BUT WHY Nepal and Laos? Was that a mistake?

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This is the MAIN international football (footie) tournament for
national teams in South America. It is a big deal. A mini World Cup.
Click here for the Wikipedia entry for this event.

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Impressive Google Doodle For Pioneering Persian Mathematician Abu al-Wafa’ al-Buzjani.

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>> US Women’s FIFA World Cup.
>> Nepal Republic Day.

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use above links to access originals. Wikipedia entry for his is at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ab%C5%AB_al-Waf%C4%81%27_B%C5%ABzj%C4%81n%C4%AB


I can’t honestly say that the name rang a bell. Yes, I think I vaguely knew that there were some very famous and pivotal Persian mathematicians. So he is one of them.

That is birthday is credited as June 10, 940 is interesting. Not sure as to whose calendaring system that might have been to begin with and, if nothing else, it is a date pre the Gregorian Calendar in 1582. Suffice to say that it was a long time ago, at least 1,075 years ago.

I think (without checking) that this has to be the OLDEST birthday marked by Google with a Google Doodle.

That he is credited with inventing negative numbers is what I like the best. That is cool. Where would we be without negative numbers? I used to be rather fond of and reasonably good at Trigonometry. As such that he was a pioneer in that humbles me.

I am GLAD Google brought him to MY attention.

Damn SHAME that Google did NOT think that this Google Doodle warranted worldwide coverage. His contributions to humankind was NOT restricted to the middle east. Google should have given this GLOBAL reach.