On this day: May 7

Published On: May 06 2013 02:54:21 PM CDT   Updated On: May 07 2016 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 - Anne Baxter
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1923: Actress Anne Baxter, best known for movies such as "The Magnificent Ambersons," "The Razor's Edge," "All About Eve" and "The Ten Commandments," is born in Michigan City, Indiana. Baxter won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for "The Razor's Edge" and was also nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for "All About Eve." She died from a brain aneurysm on Dec. 12, 1985, at age 62.

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