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 - Eva Peron
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1919: Eva Perón, Argentine first lady and the subject of the musical "Evita," is born Eva María Ibarguren in Los Toldos, Argentina. Perón, seen here in October 1951, would die from cervical cancer at age 33 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


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