Tuesday, November 06, 2018

20 Years Ago on AOL.com: Nov. 6, 1998 -- "The Siege" Turns Into a Newt

November 6, 1998: The Friday started with a standard weekend lineup, featuring the Denzel Washington movie The Siege (about the loss of civil liberties after a series of radical Islamist terrorist attacks, ha ha I know right?) when suddenly....


...Newt Gingrich resigned as Speaker of the House. The serial adulterer, a key figure in the Clinton impeachment process, was succeeded by Dennis Hastert, serial child molester.
[Series note: In the late 1990s, I programmed the content for the AOL.com 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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