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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
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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