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In this photo taken from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s website, the 1851 oil on canvass painting by Emanuel Leutze entitled “Washington Crossing the Delaware" is shown. (AP Photo/Metropolitan Museum of Art) In this photo taken from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s website, the 1851 oil on canvass painting by Emanuel Leutze entitled “Washington Crossing the Delaware" is shown. (AP Photo/Metropolitan Museum of Art)  

Google Doodle misses George Washington’s birthday

Googlers usually expect to be greeted with festive animations and drawings from Google when they visit during a holiday or other special day. There is, however, one U.S. federal holiday and major historical event that the company has missed over the years: The birthday of the first president of the United States of America, George Washington.

Since the company’s founding in 1998, Google has created over 1,000 doodles for its homepages across the world. Notable birthdays have included Charles Dickens and Addams Family creator Charles Addams. The commemoration of the birthday’s of U.S. presidents, however, has not been a part of that tradition. (RELATED: Full coverage of the tech world)

In 2012 alone, the company commemorated 35 holidays and special occasions from around the world. The 110th’ Anniversary of Uganda’s Railway completion was also commemorated via Google Doodle in 2011.

“A group of Googlers get together regularly to brainstorm and decide which events will be celebrated with a doodle,” the company writes on its description page for Google Doodle. “The ideas for the doodles come from numerous sources including Googlers and Google users.

“The doodle selection process aims to celebrate interesting events and anniversaries that reflect Google’s personality and love for innovation,” Google continued.

UPDATE: Google spokewoman Krisztina Radosavljevic-Szilagyi told the Daily Caller late Monday that Google has not produced any doodles for U.S. presidents.

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