Friday, May 24, 2019

20 Years Ago on May 24, 1999 -- More Personal Finance; Farewell to "Melrose Place"

May 24, 1999: This seems to be the rare Monday Personal Finance lead promo that didn't trigger a giant stock swing; we also had an AOL Hometown promo and summer clothes shopping. The My News headline mentions more NATO bombings in Yugoslavia, as well as a time when the GOP cared about foreign intelligence agencies meddling in American affairs:
For the PM update, we went with Heather Locklear and the finale of Melrose Place. At the time, we didn't call it Melrose Place I; we called it The Great Melrose Place, or The Melrose Place to End All Melrose Places:
[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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