Google miss new Islamic year 1435 and honors the 120th birthday of designer Raymond Loewy

most-used search engine on the World Wide Web,handling more than three billion searches each day. On 5th of November 2013 Google Doodle pays homage to the “father of industrial design.” Raymond Loewy was the man behind the designs for a variety of industrial products.

[blockquote style=”quote” align=”” author=”Udi Manber, Google vice president for engineering”]Google’s mission is to organize the world’s useful information. [/blockquote]

Google doodle –Raymond Loewy train design- 5th of November 2013
Google doodle –Raymond Loewy – 5 Nov. 2013

Among his creations are the Shell logo, the Greyhound Scenicruiser, the GG1 and S1 locomotives, the JFK memorial postage stamp, the Studebaker Avanti, and the shell of Air Force One. He also was responsible for the interior of the Saturn I, the Saturn V, and Skylab.

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After serving in the army during World War I, Loewy first dipped into the world of design in New York as a fashion illustrator. But he quickly advanced into industrial design, creating the look of a wide range of products, including Coca-Cola products, cigarette packs, refrigerators, cars, and spacecrafts, according to his bio.

But the same day witnessed a more important occasion! Its the new Islamic year 1435. Using Google search engine searching for the number of Muslims world wide, the first result came from Wikipedia says “Approximately 23% of the world’s population is Muslim. Current estimates conclude that the number of Muslims in the world is around 1.6 billion.”

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In Middle East and North Africa countries on 22 July 2013 Google search webpage was showing a doodle celebrating what would have been the 74th birthday of Algerian-Lebanese singer Warda Al-Jazairia . Also back in 2011, Google celebrated Abdel Halim Hafez birthday. Which make it weird to neglect such an important occasion for 23% of the world’s population !

Google celebrates birthday of Abdel Halim Hafez - Screenshot  on 21June  2011
Google celebrates birthday of Abdel Halim Hafez – Screenshot on 21June 2011


Singer Warda Al-Jazairia Gets A Google Doodle- Screenshot on 22 July 2013
Singer Warda Al-Jazairia Gets A Google Doodle on 22 July 2013



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