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 - Norway Debates
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1940: The Norway Debate in the British House of Commons begins, and leads to the replacement of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain with Winston Churchill three days later. The debate, ostensibly on the progress of the Norwegian campaign during World War II, brought to a head widespread dissatisfaction with the existing government, led by Chamberlain, and its abilities to handle the challenges of the war.

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