Saturday, October 13, 2018

20 Years Ago on Oct. 13, 1998 -- Home, Home in Your Range and Washington Capitals

October 13, 1998: A hacky song reference to promote Personal Finance in the lead promo.

The first text promo is NHL, featuring the Washington Capitals versus the Detroit Red Wings in a Stanley Cup rematch. Yes, there was life in DC hockey in the 1990s, even if the intervening years made people want to forget: The Capitals made the NHL finals (and got swept) in the 1997-1998 season.

[Series note: In the late 1990s, I programmed the content for the home page, which relaunched with a new design on July 14, 1998. I printed screencaps and saved them. 20 years later, I'm scanning them in and posting them with a little commentary under the tag #20YearsAgoOnAOLcom.]

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