Eadweard Muybridge_Father of ...
Father of motion picture. (kinda sort-a)
Google honored his birthday last week, the 182nd birthday of Eadweard J. Muybridge, the photographer most well known for capturing motion in his works. He in fact created a device named the zoopraxiscope, which was used for projecting motion pictures.
Muybridge was born on April 9, 1830 in England and died at the age of 74 on May 8, 1904 – almost 108 years ago. The story behind the Galloping horse is that he was hired by former Governor of California Leland Stanford to see if a horse has both feet on the ground during it’s trot. To capture this, he used several cameras and then showed the motion using the zoopraxiscope.
Here is the google logo thingy they created...
I thought it was pretty cool.