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BBC NEWS | Business | Google opens up 200 years of news

Google News Archive Search is another new toy from Google. They have indexed numerous archive newspapers, going back as far as the middle of the 18th Century. Quite handy if you’re trying to find out exactly when certain events occurred, and so on.

Unfortunately, a lot of the older content is only available to subscribers of the various archives concerned. But at least you can see the headlines.