Friday, November 16, 2018

20 Years Ago on Nov. 16, 1998 -- Leonid Meteor Shower and Fixing a Mistake

November 16, 1998: The lead spot features a relatively rare promotion of the Research & Learn Web Center for the Leonid meteor shower. The first text promo also promises exclusive clips of Jewel's album Spirit, which debuted the next day.

More importantly, this ends the multi-day run of the incorrect month in the dateline, as you can see by the handwritten correction; we did a mid-day update to correct it:


[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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