Google abandoned its plans to digitise huge numbers of newspapers a couple of years ago. However, the results of its original efforts are still online, in the form of a searchable archive of 60 million pages from some of the world's best-known newspapers (and some little-known ones too). The scans go right back to the 1800s, and offer a fascinating glimpse into the past.
So if you're into history, or just curious to see whether anyone you know was mentioned in a newspaper in recent years, head to http://news.google.com/newspapers and see what you can find.
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