Sunday, August 11, 2019

20 Years Ago on August 11, 1999 -- Buy A House; Solar Eclipse; LA Shooter Surrenders; SLC Tornado

August 11, 1999: Real state listings. Few words needed. For the LA Jewish Community Center shooting (which didn't even make the lead promo), police were still searching for the shooter:
For the PM update, we went with a solar eclipse, even though it wasn't visible in the US. Also note that with eclipse gallery and news feature, we included Astrology Chat. Not astronomy; astrology. I would like to say that this was a mistake, but it wasn't.

In My News, we see the LA shooter surrendered to police, as well as news of a very rare tornado in Salt Lake City that ended up killing one and injuring 100:
[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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