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 On this day May 8-14, 2022 (week 19) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.
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On this day May 8-14, 2022 (week 19)

May 8, 2022 - May 14, 2022 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week.This week features the film industry in Hollywood, the Beatles contract with EMI, Marvel Comics, the first dated printed book, Cuba’s relationship with the U.S., the first Formula One World Championship and the first Olympics in which women were allowed to compete

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, 1962: Marvel Comics published the first issue of The Incredible Hulk, a green-skinned, heavily muscled humanoid and his alter ego, a socially withdrawn physicist

May 11, 868: The earliest complete example of a dated printed book, an influential Buddhist text known as the Diamond Sutra, was published in China

May 12, 2002: Former president Jimmy Carter became the first U.S. President in or out of office to visit Cuba since Fidel Castro seized power in the revolution of 1959

May 13, 1950: The first Formula One World Championship grand prix was held at Silverstone in England. The winner was Italy’s Giuseppe Farina, driving for Alfa Romeo

May 14, 1900: The second modern Olympic Games opened in Paris. Women were allowed to compete for the first time, although only 22 took part, compared to 975 men

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PUBLISHED: 03/05/2022; DESIGN: Phil Bainbridge; PICTURE RESEARCH: Julie Mullins; EVENT SELECTION: Fiona Roberts and Susan Shepherd; PROOFING: Julie Mullins; TECHNICAL CONSTRUCTION: Fiona Roberts;; STORY: Julie Mullins; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press
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