Fanny Blankers-Koen, The Flying Housewife, Gets A Google Doodle

Apr 26, 2018 • 6:58 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Logos

Fanny Blankers-Koen Google Doodle

Today on Google's home page is a special Google Doodle, logo, for Fanny Blankers-Koen. Fanny Blankers-Koen won four gold medals during the 1948 London Games, while being a mother of two and 30 years old. This is all during an age where people believed her gender, age and that she was a mother would be an obstacle for her being in sports and being so successful in it as well.

Today would be her 100th birthday, a day Google thought would be good to have a Doodle for her. Her accomplishments gave her the nickname as "The Flying Housewife." She was born on April 26, 1918 in Lage Vuursche, Netherlands and died at the age of 85 on January 25, 2004 in Hoofddorp, Netherlands.

She has won many many medals and races, but as Google put it, "her quick feet didn’t just set records. Blankers-Koen’s accomplishments flattened stereotypes of female athletes at the time, earning her the nickname “The Flying Housewife.”"

I love these types of Google Doodles because they don't only teach me something new, but teach millions of people around the world something new.

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