Tuesday, April 09, 2019

20 Years Ago on AOL.com: Apr. 9, 1999 -- Kosovo Crisis Continues; "Never Been Kissed" Opens

April 9, 1999: We led with the continuing Kosovo crisis (featuring a news photo of an Apache attack helicopter), last-minute tax help, and a "Tulipmania Strikes!" promo that was not a self-aware commentary on the dotcom bubble:
For the PM update, we led with Drew Barrymore for the opening of a movie of hers that we didn't even bother to mention (Never Been Kissed, for the record):
[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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