Google has a special logo up on the home page today, a laser logo.
The logo links to search results for first laser, which shows image results at the top, followed by search results from the University of Chicago, Wikipedia, and then Propeller.com. Why does Google have a laser logo up today? 48 years ago, Theodore Maiman demonstrated the first laser on May 16, 1960.
Theodor Maiman died just last year on May 5, 2007. He demonstrated the laser at Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, California.