You may have asked yourself, what is all of this about? As a Montessorian, the image made me smile. It was Montessori materials! Today marks what would have been Maria Montessori's 142nd birthday. She was born on August 31, 1870.
Although this isn't the first time that Google has commemorated important figures and historical events, this one may be more significant than most for the company. Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page are both former Montessori students and credit much of their success to their Montessori educations.