Saturday, July 06, 2019

20 Years Ago on July 6, 1999 -- AIM Chat, White Supremacist Spree Killer, East Coast Heat Wave

July 6, 1999: We started the day with another AIM chat promo (the one with the animated GIF). The My News headlines refer to a white supremacist spree killer who targeted blacks, Jews, and Asians (good thing all that's in the past, amirite?) and the Northern Ireland peace process:
We did a mid-day update, because apparently a heat wave in July is front-page-worthy news:
We stuck with the heat wave for the PM update:
[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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