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How do we access the "earlier caches" of Google?

For example, the website http://www.onemillionpeople.com/ is current down for maintenance.

When I access the Google's web cache, it still shows "down for maintenance": http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:C1MBVt7fGTEJ:www.onemillionpeople.com/+one+million+people&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk

How do we access the previous versions of that cache?

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I don't know if you can access the previous version of a Google cache, but Internet Wayback Machine is your friend.

The following page shows the snapshots of that page in the past. There are 3 snapshots in 2011, latest on May, 3rd.

http://wayback.archive.org/web/*/http://onemillionpeople.com

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that's cool bro =D –  Pacerier Oct 6 '11 at 13:00
    
@Sathya: The link does not work that way (I made it that way when I first wrote my answer, but since clicking fails, I changed it). I'm rolling back. BTW, I'm on Firefox. –  Mehper C. Palavuzlar Oct 11 '11 at 9:06
    
huh, go figure, doesn't work here either, my apologies - I should've checked before editing. –  Sathya Oct 11 '11 at 9:11
    
@Sathya: No problem. I think it fails because of the asterisk somehow... –  Mehper C. Palavuzlar Oct 11 '11 at 9:14
    
Yeah, the asterisk gets URL-encoded during the Markdown-to-HTML conversion, but the wayback machine doesn't seem to URL-decode it –  Sathya Oct 11 '11 at 9:28

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