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Happy birthday, Google


Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) is celebrating its 13th birthday today, but Mashable celebrated it first, on Sept. 4, the day Google was incorporated.

So why Sept. 27?

A quick Google search finds a 2010 article by Chris Gaylord of The Christian Science Monitor that explains the mystery. A Google spokesman tells Gaylord that Sept. 27 was as good as any other date because a number of milestones were reached in September, so the doodle is celebrating Google’s “birthday month.”

Party on.

RELATED: CNN reports Google is making the Dead Sea Scrolls searchable.

ALSO RELATED: Mashable reports an unofficial Google+ statistician estimates the social network has grown to 43 million users.

EARLIER: Google honors Alexander Calder with an HTML5 doodle.


EARLIER: Google celebrates choreographer Martha Graham


Author: Jacqui Barrineau

Jacqui Barrineau is a writer and editor who lives in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., with husband Trey, a Shetland Sheepdog and two unhelpful-but-funny cats. Her work has appeared in "So to Speak" and "Calliope," and she's a regular contributor to the flash-fiction sites Paragraph Planet and Doorknobs & Bodypaint. Once upon a time, she was the audience engagement editor at USA Today. Now she does other fun things that involve advertising, marketing and social media. The views expressed here and in other outlets are hers, not her clients'. Outside of work, she's proud to serve on the Northern Virginia Community College Marketing Advisory Committee. As a committee member, she joins industry leaders in lending their knowledge and expertise to ensure the college's Marketing curriculum is relevant and responsive to the needs of the students and the surrounding business communities.

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