The Internet erupted when Google honored Veterans' Day with a rather banal tweaking of its logo to include a waving American flag and a shining sun. But many were furious over the way the flag covered part of the "e"--making it look sort of like a crescent moon. It was a symbol of Islam, some said, and thus "distasteful" or even "hateful."

But Thursday was far from the first time Google's "doodles" have caused a digital firestorm. Check out our gallery for some of the controversial doodles ever to grace American computer screens.