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Popularity Of 1940 Census Bogs Down Website
2012-04-04 04:40:18

Millions of people who tried accessing the 1940 Census records on Monday were unable to because the popularity of the information weighed down its servers too much. The National Archives and Records Administration said that in the first three hours of launching the Census, it had 22.5 million hits on the site. "We're a victim of our own success," National Archives and Records Administration spokeswoman Susan Cooper told the Los Angeles Times. CBS News reported that those users who...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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