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I need to find a version of a Wikipedia page from a specific date (specifically, October 14, 2010). Is there any way to view the revision history from before a specific time/date?

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You can limit the history page to a specific date, then the first version listed is what was valid at that specified date:

Go to the history page of your desired page, and then add &YYYYMMDDHHMMSS to the URL.

Example:

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Help:Page_history&action=history&offset=20121231000000

(BTW, that page is where I found this info!)

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Wikipedia has a "browse history" box at the top of each revision history box. This allows you to see the changes from before a specific year and month.

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