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On this day in history May 7 - 13, 2017

By Fiona Roberts

May 7, 2017 - May 13, 2017 - This week features the rise of Vladimir Putin, the foundation of Paramount Pictures tim studio, the Beatles recording contract with EMI’s Parlophone label, Rodrigo Duterte becoming president of the Philippines, Constantinople (ow called Istanbul) becoming the new capital of the Roman Empire, the first speedometer, and a vision of the Virgin Mary seen by three peasant children in Portugal.

May 7, 2000: Vladimir Putin, the former KGB officer who the previous year had been virtually unknown in Russian public life, was formally sworn in as president

May 8, 1912: Paramount Pictures, the last major film studio still based in Hollywood, was founded by Adolph Zukor, Hungarian-born owner of a New York nickelodeon

May 9, 1962: The Beatles signed a recording contract with EMI’s Parlophone label. Original drummer Pete Best was still in the line-up rather than Ringo Starr

May 10, 2016: Rodrigo Duterte won a landslide election victory to become president of the Philippines, vowing to instigate a relentless crackdown on crime

May 11,330: Emperor Constantine dedicated Constantinople as the new capital of the Roman Empire. Now called Istanbul, it was built over the ancient Greek city of Byzantium

May 12, 1847: William Clayton invented an early form of the odometer, an instrument that indicates distance travelled by a vehicle, now usually located with the speedometer

May 13, 1917: Three peasant children from Fatima, Portugal, reported seeing a vision of the Virgin Mary

PUBLISHED: 23/04/2017; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom / Getty / Associated Press
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