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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 - Joan of Arc
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1429: Joan of Arc ends the Siege of Orléans, pulling an arrow from her own shoulder and returning, wounded, to lead the French soldiers on a final charge. The victory marks a turning point in the Hundred Years' War between France and England.

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