On this day: May 7

Published On: May 06 2013 02:54:21 PM CDT   Updated On: May 07 2014 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 - Amy Heckerling
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1954: Film director Amy Heckerling, best known for movies like "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," "National Lampoon's European Vacation," "Look Who's Talking" and "Clueless," is born in The Bronx, N.Y.

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