Sidebar: Happy Birthday Madiba! Thank you for your contributions to our world.
Friday, July 18, 2014
Nelson Mandela's 96th Birthday Marked by a Google Doodle
Google released its latest doodle celebrating the 96th birth anniversary of Nelson Mandela. Today also marks Nelson Mandela International Day, a day of service celebrated. The interactive doodle showcases different stages of Mandela's life, along with quotes from his autobiography, The Long Walk to Freedom. Nelson Mandela, better known as 'Madiba' and 'Tata' amongst his South African supporters, was born July 18 1918 as Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela to the Thembu royal family. He died last year on December 5 after suffering from pulmonary infection - he was 95 years old then. Nelson Mandela would have been 96 today. Today is Nelson Mandela International Day, a day of service celebrated on July 18, Mandela's birthday.