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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 - Traci Lords
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1968: Actress Traci Lords, who started in adult film before breaking through into the mainstream in television and B-movies, is born Nora Louise Kuzma in Steubenville, Ohio. Her post-porn roles include parts in the movies "Cry-Baby," "Serial Mom" and "Blade," the TV miniseries "The Tommyknockers" and recurring roles in the shows "Profiler," "Melrose Place" and "Roseanne."

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