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1911 – Birth of novelist and satirist, Brian O’Nolan.

Born in Strabane, Co Tyrone, Brian O’Nolan is regarded as a key figure in postmodern literature. He was an Irish novelist and satirist, best known for his novels ‘An Béal Bocht’, ‘At Swim-Two-Birds’ and ‘The Third Policeman’ written under the nom de plume Flann O’Brien. 161 more words

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New Google Doodle Celebrates 100 Years of the Trans-Siberian Railway

Wednesday’s Google Doodle celebrates the 100th anniversary of the completion of the Trans-Siberian Railway, which was built by Russian Tsar Alexander III between 1891 and 1916. 149 more words

Google Doodle Marks 434 Years of the Gregorian Calendar

Tuesday’s Google Doodle celebrates the 434th anniversary of the Gregorian calendar, which was introduced on Oct. 4, 1582, by Pope Gregory XIII.

The new calendar, introduced during the Renaissance, replaced the Roman Calendar that Julius Caesar had reformed in around… 331 more words