Google celebrates International Women’s Day today with a doodle slideshow  of 13 most heroic women. International Women’s Day is observed on March 8 every year across the world.

The slideshow doodle shows a grandmother telling a bedtime story of heroic women to a little girl. The little girl then travels to an imaginary world where she meets 13 women- a pilot, a painter, an astronaut, a classical dancer, a scientist, a doctor, a badminton player and others.

Google explains the history of this date on its blog. It dates back to 1908 when a group of working women assembled in New York to demand equality in pay, better working conditions, and the right to vote. This sparked events in other countries. “In 1911, the first official International Women’s Day rallies were held in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland. The day is now observed in a myriad of countries and a multitude of ways.”

In 1977, the UN adopted March 8 as the International Women’s Day and since then the day is celebrated across the globe.

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