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The doodle featured an animated Semmelweis and shared a video illustration of the six necessary steps for washing hands.

Such a day occurs every four years to maintain the calendar year in synchrony with the astronomical year, or the time it takes Earth to make a full circle around the sun.

Kaifi Azmi utilised his writing skills to speak about woman equality, which is evident in one of his early and most famous poems 'Aurat'. Amongst his other efforts towards women empowerment is an NGO which he founded with an aim to improve the lives of rural women and their families.

Elaborating on this year's selection, Google in its notes said, "It was heartening to see so many fresh, creative depictions for a better world--from cleaning up the ocean, to flying solo using technology, to simply dreaming about a world without boundaries."

Erected on August 13, 1961, the barbed wire and concrete edifice had long divided East and West Berlin. By the same token, its demolition triggered a series of events that led to the reunion of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic.

The doodle depicts a graph along with seven ice-capped mountains which symbolise all the "seven summits"--the highest peaks such as Everest, Aconcagua, Denali, Kilimanjaro, Vinson, Elbrus, Puncak Jaya, on each continent that was climbed by Tabei.

In 1925, King was born near the town called Itta Bena in Mississippi. He started his recording career in 1949 and gave his first hit ' Three O'Clock Blues'.

Pritam published 28 novels including Pinjar, a dramatic tale set during the time of partition which was adapted into a movie later.

Sarabhai was born on August 12, 1919, in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Remembered as the founding father of the Indian space programme, Sarabhai set up the Physical Research laboratory in his hometown in Ahmedabad in 1947 which was a precursor to the ISRO.

Reddi is also credited with the inauguration of a hospital named Adayar Cancer Institute in 1954. She opened the hospital after losing her sister to cancer.