Fiesta de Quinceanera for MSNBC

It seems like only yesterday that NBC and Microsoft brought MSNBC into the world.  But believe it or not, our little, forward-leaning news network turns 15 next month.  They grow up so fast…

To celebrate MSNBC’s Sweet Fifteen, NBC and new stepmother Comcast will host a very special Quinceanera bash in Washington on July 7th.  The fete is invite-only but don’t let that stop you from taking a trip down memory lane with us. In honor of the network’s anniversary, we’ve pulled together a few fun facts about the year of MSNBC’s launch.

In 1996:  Both Ebay and Ask Jeeves came to market; Dolly the sheep became the world’s first successfully cloned mammal; the Spice Girls climbed to number 1 on the charts with “Wannabe;” cinemas debuted “Jerry Maguire” and “The Bird Cage;” Bob Dole and Ross Perot ran for president; Prince Charles and Princess Diana divorced…and I was replacing my parents’ vodka with water as a high school student in Cleveland, Ohio.

Time sure does fly.  Anyhow, happy birthday MSNBC!