Google Doodle honors 200th birthday of Charles Dickens

Google Doodle honors the 200th birthday of author Charles Dickens.

Charles John Huffam Dickens was born on Feb. 7 1812 in Landport, England. His books include “A Christmas Carol,” “Oliver Twist,” “Tale of Two Cities” and “Great Expectations.”

The doodle includes characters from his books. How many do you recognize?

To my journo friends, did you know that Dickens started his career as a journalist?

What is your favorite Charles Dickens’ book? You can vote here.

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Charles Addams, creator of Addams Family
New Year’s 2012
Christmas 2011 Google Doodle
Google Doodle honors Diego Rivera
Google Doodle honors Mark Twain
Create your own hand turkey for Thanksgiving
Google doodle honors Louis Daguerre
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Google Doodle honors Art Clokey, creator of Gumby and Pokey
Happy Birthday Google
Jim Henson
Albert Szent-Györgyi
Freddie Mercury
Jorge Luis Borges
Lucille Ball 100th birthday
Gregor Mendel
Summer Soltice
Les Paul playable Google Doodle
Martha Graham
Royal wedding

Earth Day
Charlie Chaplin
First human space flight
200th birthday of Robert Bunsen
Jules Verne
John James Audubon

Here is an archive of all of the Google Doodles throughout the world. It’s really neat to see ones that appeared in other countries.

About Buffy Andrews

Assistant Managing Editor of Features and Niche Publications for the York Daily Record/Sunday News. Also, Social Media Coordinator.

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