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On this day: May 7

Published On: May 06 2013 02:54:21 PM CDT   Updated On: May 07 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

Joan of Arc leads the French to victory, the Germans sink the Lusitania, the Nazis surrender, the 27th Amendment is ratified after two centuries, and Mercedes-Benz and Chrysler announce a $40 billion merger, all on this day.

OTD May 7 - Eddie Rabbitt
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1998: Country music singer-songwriter Eddie Rabbitt, known for hits such as "I Love a Rainy Night," "Drivin' My Life Away," "Suspicions" and "Every Which Way but Loose," dies of lung cancer at the age of 56 in Nashville, Tenn. Rabbitt began his career by writing such hits as "Kentucky Rain" for Elvis Presley in 1970 and "Pure Love" for Ronnie Milsap in 1974.

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