On this day: May 5

Posted: 7:05 PM EDT Apr 29, 2014   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT May 05, 2015

Napoleon dies in exile, Mexico wins a historic battle, the first Three Stooges short premieres, and Alan Shepard becomes the first American in space, all on this day.

OTD May 5 - Boy Meets World
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2000: The final episode of the sitcom "Boy Meets World" airs after seven seasons. The show followed Cory Matthews (played by Ben Savage) and his friends and family, from his elementary school days to his life as a married man.

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