Google Doodle for the 154th Birthday of George Ferris Jr.

Google Doodle for the 154th Birthday of George Ferris Jr. -- This is my first time to feature a Google Doodle in this blog and it coincides with the world's celebration for Valentine's Day. Also today is the supposed 154th birthday of the Engineer and Inventor of the famous urban structure Ferris Wheel, which took place in 1893 for the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition.

If you opened up your Google homepage today, this is what you are supposed to see:
George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. was born on February 14, 1859 in Galesburg, Illinois. He died on November 22, 1896 in Pittsburgh.

george-ferris-jrFerris' inspiration to concoct the rotating wheel came from the challenge of the directors of the World's Columbian Exposition, that was, the American engineers were summoned to produce a monument that would possible surpass the Eiffel Tower.

Kudos and great remembrance to George Ferris Jr. for this invention of him which stood through time and is still one of the greatest favorites in any urban feasts and of course, an urban structure that you can use to oversee the city or countryside perhaps.

The first Ferris Wheel, that one use in the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition had 36 cars, "..each fitted with 40 revolving chairs and able to accommodate up to 60 people, giving a total capacity of 2,160." (Wiki)

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