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20 Years Ago, This Is What Summer Looked Like

Ahh, 1995.

Friends was still on the air.

And Jennifer Aniston was still rocking this iconic 'do.

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But her future husband Brad Pitt was dating Gwyneth Paltrow at the time.

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They split in 1997.

Starbucks gave us the first Frappuccino — the only two available flavors were Mocha and Coffee, no whipped cream yet.

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Casper flew into theaters and caused our collective sexual awakening.

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And that same month, Mel Gibson rode into theaters as William Wallace in Braveheart.

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Pocahontas painted with all the colors of the wind for the first time.

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And became the raddest Disney Princess to date.

Jim Carrey and Tommy Lee Jones rocked some very memorable makeup in Batman Forever.

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And the world fell in love with a pig.

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Everyone started saying "As if!" because Clueless was released in theaters.

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And Alicia Silverstone graced the July issue of Seventeen.

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Match.com had its first summer of love.

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The online dating website launched in April 1995.

Rugrats and Rocko's Modern Life were still on Nickelodeon.

And Boy Meets World was wrapping up its second season.

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Everyone was still watching bulky VHS tapes.

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The big DVD announcement wouldn't come until fall 1995.

TLC was warning us not to chase waterfalls.

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And everyone was trying to figure out who Alanis Morissette was raging about.

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Julia Roberts was single again — she and Lyle Lovett separated in March.

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Here she is waving to fans at the premiere of Something to Talk About.

But Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley were still married.

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Denzel Washington and his wife Pauletta traveled to South Africa to renew their marriage vows.

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And Halle Berry looked exactly the same and is a flawless Time Lord.

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