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Whoops! How Google Goofed on D Day Doodle

It has since put up a link to D Day Memorials


Search engine giant Google (GOOG) scrambled on Friday to update its U.K. search page to properly commemorate D Day.

Google SearchInitially, Google’s main U.K. search page featured a doodle designed to highlight Honinbo Shusaku, a professional player of the traditional Chinese game Go. However, Google now says that doodle was placed on the main page in error, the Telegraph notes.

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Google has since replaced the Go player doodle with a link to D Day memorial materials.

June 6 marks the 70th anniversary of the D Day landings, in which thousands of Allied soldiers died seizing French beaches, setting in motion the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany during World War II.

The solemn anniversary was marked in France by world leaders, including U.S. President Barack Obama, who spoke at an American cemetery in Normandy.

GOOG stock rose slightly in Friday morning trading.

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