Sunday, February 24, 2019

20 Years Ago on Feb. 24, 1999 -- Why Were the Grammy Awards on a Wednesday?

February 24, 1999: We started the day with AIM, online tax help, and Hometown AOL. It was very orange. Now, jump down to the PM update...
...where we led into the 41st Annual Grammy Awards, which were inexplicably being held on a Wednesday night? (I guess the now-standard Sunday wasn't a thing back then; looks like they were held on Wednesdays until 2003, when they switched.) Anyway, we led with a picture of Lauryn Hill:
[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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