Barbara Braxton posted this information today and I felt it was worth sharing:
For those of you wondering about the significance of today's Google logo,as I was, it is in honour of Norman Rockwell's birthday.
Rockwell "was a 20th-century American painter and illustrator. His works
enjoy a broad popular appeal in the United States, where Rockwell is most
famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life scenarios he created forThe Saturday Evening Post magazine over more than four decades."
Since the controversy over the Google logo for Australia Day
I have discovered that if you click on the logoit takes you to an explanation of its background.