Google today has launched Google News Archive Search a very impressive database of over 200 Years of News as Chris Sherman put it. Philipp at Google Blogoscoped has an excellent working example of a search in action. I am sure Gary Price at Resource Shelf will have a boat load to say about this when he has time to compile his thoughts.
How does it work? The Google News Archive Search Help page has a great overview of the page features for you to read. Did you know the first mention of Danny Sullivan in a newspaper (indexed by Google) was on Jul 31, 1883 by Olean Democrat.
Danny Sullivan was severely bitten on the arm by Quinn's dog last Thursday. Dr Eddy dressed the wound and the little fel- low is doing well.
Hope you feel better Danny.