Monday, October 22, 2018

20 Years Ago on Oct. 22, 1998 -- Yankees Sweep; Cuban Missile Crisis Anniversary

October 22, 1998: We led with the utterly unsurprising Yankees' sweep of the Padres. I'm not sure if we set up the update late Wednesday or waited until getting in on Thursday.

After a suitable interval, we switched the lead graphic and first text promo—a feature about the anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Why we were featuring the milestone 36th anniversary of the event is lost to me.

[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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