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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 - The Scream
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1994: Edvard Munch's iconic painting "The Scream" is recovered undamaged after having been stolen from the National Gallery of Norway in February. Four men were eventually convicted in connection with the theft, but were later released on an appeal thanks to a legal technicality.

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