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.
1951: Actor Warner Baxter, best known for his role as The Cisco Kid in the 1929 movie "In Old Arizona," for which he won the second Academy Award for Best Actor, dies of pneumonia at the age of 62 in Beverly Hills, California. Baxter got his start starring in silent films, including "The Great Gatsby" and "The Awful Truth," before transitioning to talkies, including "42nd Street," "Slave Ship" and "Kidnapped."
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