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Important milestones

Date Milestone
February 2012 Link collection and internal structuring of the site begins in the head of site founder Vipul Naik
March 9, 2012 The domain openborders.info is registered by Vipul Naik, and site pages start getting created.
March 16, 2012 The website launches officially, and Bryan Caplan blogs about it.
March 18, 2012 First blog post: Why was immigration freer in 19th century USA? by Vipul Naik
April 3, 2012 Nathan Smith joins the blog, with his first blog post Hong Kong: City of Immigrants.
April 25, 2012 Alex Nowrasteh joins the blog (as a venue for republishing posts written for other venues). His first blog post: Economic Judgment on Arizona’s Immigration Law.
October 11, 2012 John Lee joins the blog. Here’s a blog post introducing John Lee and here’s John Lee’s first post: “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”.
November 2, 2012 Chris Hendrix joins the blog. Here’s a blog post introducing Chris Hendrix and here’s Chris Hendrix’s first post: The Native Americans and Open Borders.
January 24, 2013 Joel Newman joins the blog. Here’s a blog post introducing Joel Newman and here’s Joel Newman’s first post: The Administration’s Deferred Action Policy: Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty?.
February 4, 2013 Adam Gurri joins the blog. Here’s a blog post introducing Adam Gurri and here’s Adam Gurri’s first post: The Case of Detroit.
February 19, 2013 Grieve Chelwa joins the blog. Here’s a blog post introducing Grieve Chelwa and here’s Grieve Chelwa’s first post: South Africa in the open borders debate.
April 9, 2013 John Roccia joins the blog. Here’s a blog post introducing John Roccia and here’s John Roccia’s first blog post: A Voice for Immigrants – Could it be Dan Mitchell?
April 26, 2013 Shaun Raviv’s article about open borders (the cause and the website) appears in the online version of The Atlantic: If People Could Immigrate Anywhere, Would Poverty Be Eliminated?
May 12, 2013 Sebastian Nickel joins the blog. Here’s a blog post introducing Sebastian Nickel and here’s Sebastian Nickel’s first post: Moral Relevance of Countries Bleg.
May 18, 2013 Michael Carey joins the blog. Here’s a blog post introducing Michael Carey and here’s Michael Carey’s first blog post: Zen and the Art of Opening Borders.
June 8, 2013 Evan joins the blog. Here’s a blog post introducing Evan and here’s Evan’s first blog post: The “Health Tolls” of Immigration (And Why They Don’t Matter All that Much)
June 17, 2013 Paul Crider joins the blog. Here’s a blog post introducing Paul Crider and here’s Paul Crider’s first blog post: A Biblical Frame for Immigration Liberalization.
July 16, 2013 David Bennion joins the blog. Here’s a blog post introducing David Bennion and here’s David Bennion’s first blog post: How Undocumented Organizers Can Lead the Way to Open Borders.
July 25, 2013 Ryan P. Long joins the blog. Here’s a blog post introducing Ryan P. Long and here’s Ryan P. Long’s first blog post: Immigration And Property Rights.
July 26, 2013 Hansjörg Walther joins the blog. Here’s a blog post introducing Hansjörg Walther and here’s Hansjörg Walther’s first blog post: Did Open Borders Change the Course of World History?.
November 7, 2013 The Open Borders Logo Contest winner is announced.
February 20, 2014 Michelangelo Landgrave joins the blog. Here’s a blog post introducing Michelangelo Landgrave and here’s Michelangelo Landgrave’s first blog post
March 16, 2014 The first Open Borders Day is celebrated.

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