Monday, February 25, 2019

20 Years Ago on Feb. 25, 1999 -- Lauryn Hill Breaks Grammy Record

February 25, 1999: For the day after the 41st Annual Grammy Awards (held on Wednesday night, which was the style at the time), we kept the same Lauryn Hill photo (as she was the night's big winner), later swapping out for a photo from the event. The My News headline also references the 1999 Galtur (Austria) avalanche:
Then, in the PM update and a reversal in the usual way of things (that is, featuring Entertainment stuff on weeknights), we switched to the standard purple-and-gold Hometown AOL promo.

The My News headline references the death sentence given to one of the killers in the James Byrd dragging death in Texas:
[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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