Google has honoured André-Jacques Garnerin with its doodle “When was the first parachute jump?”
The doodle shows a guy descending from the cute clouds with a parachute and then waves after the successful jump. If you live in the U.S., you will start seeing the logo after midnight.
André-Jacques Garnerin started experimenting on early parachutes based on umbrella-looking devices, and on the 22nd of October year 1797, he successfully “descended” using a silk parachute at Parc Monceau, Paris.
André-Jacques Garnerin, the first parachute jump, is being celebrated today by search engine giant Google. Similar to previous “Google Doodles,” the search giant adds a bit of a twist to its logo by allowing visitors of the search engine to control the gliding parachute jump by clicking the mouse button pointing to either left or right side of the virtual parachute dive.
The new doodle is available already in countries like India, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the Hong Kong, China Google site. Of course, additional territories will be added as October 22 passes.