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 - Gary Cooper
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1901: Actor Gary Cooper, best known for movies such as "High Noon," "City Streets," "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town," "The Pride of the Yankees" and "Sergeant York," is born Frank James Cooper in Helena, Mont. Cooper received five Academy Award nominations for Best Actor, winning for "High Noon" and "Sergeant York." He died from prostate cancer on May 13, 1961, at age 60.

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