It’s not always easy remembering what happened this time last year — let alone this time decades ago. That’s why we’re here to do it for you! Sit back, relax, and take a trip down memory lane as we go through this week in history. Take these fun facts about Star Wars, Jell-O, Paul McCartney, Saved by the Bell, and the Super Soaker to your next party!
Star Wars: Episode IV was released.
On May 25, 1977, the Star Wars franchise changed the world. Episode IV, A New Hope debuted and quickly became a blockbuster hit!
Jello-O made its debut.
In 1897, Jell-O was first introduced by Pearle B. Wait, a carpenter and cough medicine manufacturer. Yum!
‘My Love’ hit Number One.
‘Saved by the Bell’ aired its series finale.
NBC broadcast the graduation episode of Saved by the Bell, which was the overall series finale, on May 22, 1993.
The toy squirt gun was invented.
It’s hard to imagine a world where we weren’t tortured by our siblings playing with squirt guns. But before 1986, that time existed! Lonnie Johnson, a former US Air Force engineer, patented his toy squirt gun in 1986. It soon became known as the Super Soaker.
This article originally appeared in our print magazine, Woman’s World.