Saturday, March 16, 2019

20 Years Ago on Mar. 16, 1999 -- Dow Breaks 10K (Briefly)

March 16, 1999: Another lame AIM promo, another lame Oscar poll, another lame car-buying promo. In the My News headlines, we have a fatal Amtrak train derailment in Illinois, and reference to a new Dow record:
We did a mid-morning update for the Dow breaking 10K for the first time (in intraday trading); we can also see some sort of glitch in the My News headlines with two generic placeholder headlines:
For the PM update, we recapped the Dow news (not the typical PM content):
[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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