Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Google doodle marks Venezuelan Independence
Google has created a special doodle today to commemorate Venezuela's Bicentenary - 200 years of independence from Spain.
The event marks the historic signing of the Declaration of Independence in Caracas on 5 July, 1811, although it wasn't until the historic battle of Carabobo on 24 June 1821 that indepence hero Simon Bolivar was able to decisively defeat the Spanish militarily.
The doodle features the Flor de Mayo orchid (Cattleya mossiae), Venezuela's national flower.