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On this day: May 7

POSTED: 12:54 PM PDT May 06, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 06, 2013 

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 - Seattle Slew
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2002: Seattle Slew, the American Thoroughbred race horse who won the Triple Crown in 1977, dies in his sleep at age 28. Seattle Slew was the 10th of 11 horses to accomplish the feat and remains the only horse to win the Triple Crown while undefeated.

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