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You can now watch a century of historic newsreels on YouTube

July 22, 2015 at 6:10 PM EDT
In our NewsHour Shares video of the day, 555,000 archival newsreel videos are being released by the Associated Press and British Movietone -- that's more than a million minutes of historic footage and quirky diversions, dating back to 1895.
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The Associated Press, in partnership with the newsreel archive British Movietone, is releasing over one million minutes of video footage posted to YouTube. It’s a treasure trove of iconic milestones in history and some rarely seen and quirky moments as well. Some of our favorite finds, the eruption of Italy’s famed Mount Vesuvius in 1938, a 1935 elephant race through the streets of Chicago, and a home exercise machine for dogs from 1937.

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