On May 7, 1945, the German High Command, in the person of General Alfred Jodl, signs the unconditional surrender of all German forces, East and West, at Reims, in northeastern France. General Walter Bedell Smith, chief of staff to Eisenhower, Russian General Ivan Susloparov and French General Francois Sevez sign as witnesses. Fighting would still go on in the East for almost another day. But the war in the West is over. On May 7, 1998, the German automobile company Daimler-Benz–maker of the world-famous luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz–announces a $36 billion merger with the United States-based Chrysler Corporation, America’s third-largest car company. It is the largest acquisition of a U.S. Company by a foreign buyer in history. On May 7, 1915, the British liner RMS Lusitania, en route from New York to Liverpool, is torpedoed by a German U-boat torpedoed and sinks. More than 1,200 civilians go down with her, including 128 Americans. World War I had been underway less than a year, and the Germans would justify the sinking in that the Lusitania was flying an enemy flag, and also claimed she was carrying munitions. The U.S. is officially neutral in the war, but the sinking leads to the first serious calls for America to enter the war on the side of the Allies. In the early morning hours of May 7, 1965, a bleary-eyed Keith Richards awakens in a Clearwater, Florida hotel room, and vaguely remembers waking up in the middle of the night to record a guitar riff on the portable tape recorder sitting on the night stand. He listens to the tape and hears 30 seconds of a sloppy riff, followed by the CLANG of the guitar being dropped, then 45 minutes of snoring. He plays the tape for Rolling Stones lead singer and bandmate Mick Jagger, who pens a couple of verses. Richards had already come up with a tag line for the riff - "I can't get no satisfaction." You know the rest.