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It Happened This Week! 5 Nostalgic Memories, May 1 to May 7, 2022

Isn’t it strange to think that the year 2000 was 22 years ago? We don’t often like to think about it, especially when our age comes into question! But when it comes to memories, it’s always fun to look back. Check out this week in history and thrive in the nostalgia.

I’ll Remember You: ‘Friends’ aired its final episode.

Cast of Friends: David Schwimmer, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Courteney Cox Arquette, Jennifer Aniston and Matt LeBlanc
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When the NBC sitcom Friends made its debut in 1994, no one predicted that it would have become such an enormous success. Whether you’re more Phoebe than you are Rachel, or Joey than you are Ross, we can all agree this comedy touched our hearts.

The final episode aired this week in 2004, on May 6. It was the One Where We All Cried!

Chanel No. 5 made its debut.

Chanel No 5
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On May 5, 1921, the world of perfume changed forever. This week in history, Chanel No. 5 debuted! Its diamond-cut stopper is said to have been inspired by the Place Vendôme in Paris.

‘Reunited’ topped the charts.

Peaches and Herb Band
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Reunited, and it feels so good! The Peaches & Herb hit reached No. 1 on the charts this week in 1979. Later, it was nominated for a Grammy Award.

Margaret Mitchell won the Pulitzer.

Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh in Gone With the Wind
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On May 3, 1937, author Margaret Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel, Gone With the Wind. The hit movie starring Vivien Leigh as Scarlett and Clark Gable as Rhett premiered two years later.

Cheerios hit shelves.

Cheerios in a Bowl
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It’s hard to imagine a world without Cheerios, but before this week in history, in 1941, they weren’t a staple in the grocery store! And when they did get introduced by General Mills, they were originally known as “CheeriOats.” The name was shortened four years later.

A version of this article originally appeared in our print magazine, Woman’s World.

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