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Google turns Cornish for the day!

posted on April 13th, 2011 by sian

If you happen to use search engine Google today, as I’m sure many of you will, be sure to pause for a moment to admire the Google logo design. Today’s Google logo happens to be a celebration of the 240th birthday of the Cornish inventor and mining engineer, Richard Trevithick  (13 April 1771 – 22 April 1833)!

Trevithick’s most famous invention was the high pressure steam engine and he also built the first full-scale working railway steam locomotive.

Richard Trevithick was born at Tregajorran between Redruth and Camborne in 1771 and went on to lead a very interesting life indeed. You can see a memorial statue of Trevithick holding one of his small scale models next to the public library in Camborne in Cornwall.

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