Google, everyone’s favorite search engine, celebrated its 23rd birthday Monday. The company also made sure to mark it with a doodle on its homepage. The google doodle is a cake with the number 23 on it and a birthday candle replacing the letter L in Google.
But it should be noted that Google was actually founded on September 4, 1998. While the company observed its seventh anniversary of founding on that date for seven years, in 1998 it moved the celebrations to September 27 to coincide the announcement of record-breaking pages this search engine was indexing.
The history behind the doodle goes back to 1998. This was a month prior to Google’s founding. The “Burning Man” event, which is a long-running Nevada event, was the first to feature a doodle.
Google, which was co-founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, is the world’s most popular search engine. Sundar Pichai is currently the company’s CEO. He succeeded Page on October 24, 2015 Page took over the same role at Alphabet Inc. on October 24, 2015.