Monday, January 14, 2019

20 Years Ago on Jan. 14, 1999 -- Impeachment Trial Opens, Stocks Slammed, Y2K Preparations

January 14, 1999: The main graphic promo featured Diet and Fitness and more women in sports bras to start the day, but as seen in the My News dynamic headline, the Clinton impeachment trial opened today:

The PM update featured news of a big stock sell-off, as well as the first top-block mention of Y2K, with an altogether too-obvious R.E.M. reference:
[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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