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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 - Iron Man 2
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2010: The superhero action sequel "Iron Man 2," starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Mickey Rourke and Scarlett Johansson, opens in theaters. The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing $623.9 million at the worldwide box office. It had the highest opening of any 2010 movie and finished as the year's third-highest grossing film.

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