October 7, 2015 10:01 AM EDT

It took about eight years for Chronicling America, a database of historically significant American newspapers launched by the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, to log its 10 millionth newspaper page—not too long considering it took decades for all that news to happen.

The database, which is free and searchable online, announced on Wednesday that it had hit that milestone after scanning a whopping 1,800 newspapers from 1836 to 1922. “It really is a time capsule of life in America in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries,” said program manager Deborah Thomas.

See a few of the most iconic moments above, from the sinking of the Titanic to a Civil War Fourth of July to women’s suffrage.

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