8. Eadweard Muybridge
Date: April 9, 2012
While Google's doodle for Muybridge's 182nd birthday is not so exciting at rest, when the graphic was clicked, the horses galloped into motion. A British photographer, Muybridge combined his still images to make sophisticated flipbooks that were essentially the first moving pictures. This Google doodle mimics his work Sallie Gardner at a Gallop.