On this day: May 7

POSTED: 12:54 PM PDT May 06, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 06, 2016 

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 - Johnny Unitas
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1933: Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas, who won a Super Bowl and two NFL championships in a 18-year career, is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Unitas, seen here signing an autograph in 1964, was the National Football League's most valuable player in 1959, 1964 and 1967, the first quarterback to throw for 40,000 career yards, the first to throw 30 touchdowns in a season and still holds the record of throwing a touchdown pass in 47 consecutive games. He died of a heart attack at age 69 on Sept. 11, 2002.


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