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February 29, 2004

Here is the second of over 150 collections from the old "Grow-a-Brain"! The list of "First Ever"

First_steponmoon_2 World's First written words - approx. 3000 BC

First ice cream - about 700 A.D.

First Scottish books - 1508 (From "Plep") - 11/29/03

Magellan's First Circumnavigation Of The Globe - 1518 (- 11/29/03)

The Gutenberg Bible, first printed book - 1554

A "First Thanksgiving" Dinner - 1621 (- 9/16/03)

Benjamin Franklin's Club of Mutual Improvement - 1731, the nation's first subscription public library

The First Amendment - 1786 (- 9/19/03)

First Bicycle The Walking Machine - 1817

Some thoughts on the First known photograph - 1826

The Penny Black - World's first Stamp - 1840

The First Typewriter - 1874 (from "Plep")

Tom Sawyer - The first novel ever written on a typewriter - 1876 (- 8/31/03)

"Mary had a little Lamb" - 1877

Eadweard Muybridge & the first serial motion photography - 1878

Flat Disc Record - 1881

Victoria C. Woodhull, first woman to run for president - 1888 (by Susan Kullmann Puz)

The hand of Mrs. Wilhelm Roentgen: the first X-ray image - 1895 (- 8/25/03)

First Traffic Accident - 1896 (- 9/14/03)

Official Land Speed Record Set - 1898 (- 1/3/04)

First Flight - 1903

First Trans-continental Crossing by car - 1903

First Photograph Ever Taken From the Clouds - 1907 (- 8/5/03)

Roald Amundsen reaches the South Pole - 1911

Brief history of the Lincoln Highway, America's original transcontinental highway, 1912 (- 11/15/03)

First Crossword Puzzle - 1913

Piggly Wiggly, America's first self-service supermarket - 1916 - (9/24/03)

First World War - 1914-1918

The First Mobile Home - 1923 (- 11/7/03)

Roosevelt's First Fireside Chat - March 12, 1933

I'm sure you too have always wondered: Who was the genius who came up with the concept: "Why don't we charge people to have their cars parked in the streets?" Now you know, Carl C. Magee, of Oklahoma City - 1935 (10/28/03)

Action Comics, Superman # 1 - June 1938

Who's on First - 1945

The First Atomic Bomb Blast - July 16, 1945

First Bikini unveiled - July 5th, 1946

Jackie Robinson - 1947

First Mcdonald's restaurant, San Bernardino, CA - 1948

What was First Personal Computer ? - 1949 (from "Metafilter") - 8/29/03

First ascent of Mount Everest - 1953 (from "Portage")

Bannister breaks four-minute mile - 1954

First Satelite in Space - October 5, 1957 (- 10/29/03)

First woman in Space - 1963 (from "Presurfer")

Super Bowl 1 - January 15, 1967

First Verified Walk Round the World - 1970-1974 (- 8/18/03)

First Email message - 1971

First Computer Virus - 1975 - (8/6/03). And the first Spam - May 3, 1978 (from Brad Templeton)

First 'test tube baby' born - July 26, 1978

The first 11 "Microsoft" Employees - 1978

First :-) "Smiley" - 1982

First American Woman in Space - 1983

The oldest domain names - 1985 (From "A Welsh View") - 8/12/03

First "Burning Man" in Nevada - 1990 (- 7/11/03)

First Yahoo and Microsoft pages - 1994

First Google page - 1997 (- 8/23/03)

"Robot Wisdom" (by Jorn Barger) - First blog - December 17, 1997 (- 8/30/03)

First Woman solo row Atlantic Ocean - 1999

Very first post on "Metafilter", July 14, 1999 (From "Wendell Wit" ) - 9/21/03

Many More “First Ever” Links Here

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Who was the first person to ... ?

http://www.corsinet.com/trivia/1-triv2.html

From "Trivial Trivia"

Posted by: Colleen v at Feb 29, 2004 6:48:57 PM

http://home.howstuffworks.com/question579.htm
First potato chips, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - 1895

Posted by: c at Mar 4, 2004 7:04:30 AM

your first ever printed book info is wrong. first ever 'dated' printed book is the diamond Sutra 868 C.E. and not the Gutemburg Bible 1554 C.E. There are even earlier printed books but these are undated.

Posted by: Stevie at May 31, 2005 3:30:27 AM