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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 - space shuttle Endeavour
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NASA

1992: The space shuttle Endeavour is launched on its first mission. The primary goal of its nine-day mission was to retrieve an Intelsat VI satellite, attach it to a new upper stage, and relaunch it to its intended geosynchronous orbit.

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