Posted by Arthur Stillwell on Jan 02, 2015 under

Photos of "Firsts"

The first wheelie ever photographed. [1936]

 

The earliest photo of Abraham Lincoln. [1840]

 

Minneapolis women lining up to vote for the first time in a presidential election. [1920]

 

The Wright brothers’ first flight. The photo was taken so that people would believe them. [1903]

 

Sally Halterman, the first woman granted a license to operate a motorcycle in Washington, D.C. [1937]

 

The first photo of The Beatles with Ringo Starr as the drummer. [August 22, 1962]

 

The first and only picture taken from the surface of Venus. [1982]

 

The world’s first underwater photo. [1893]

 

Madam C.J. Walker. The first woman in America to become a millionaire by her own endeavors.

 

The first team photo in baseball history. [1858]

 

Photographs of the first modern Olympic Games, Athens. [1896]

 

Jim Henson creating his first Kermit puppet. [1950s]

 

Bertha Benz, with the help of her two sons, became the first person to drive an automobile over a long distance – 66 miles. [5 August, 1888]

 

Annie Edson Taylor, the first person to survive going over the Niagara Falls in a barrel on her 63rd birthday. [1901]

 

Sputnik 1, the first satellite, being launched into orbit by the Soviet Union. [1957]

The first public Jewish religious service in Germany since the advent of Hitler held by American troops during the battle of Aachen. [1944]

 

Recipient of the world’s first human heart transplant, Louis Washkansky, in Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, three days after the surgery. [6 December 1967]

 

Otto Lilienthal becoming the first person to make a successful glider flight. [1894]

 

Queen Elizabeth II giving her first televised Christmas address. [1957]

 

The first known photograph of a Presidential inauguration, taken in 1857 at the swearing in of James Buchanan.

 

Glenn Burkes and Dusty Baker, of the LA Dodgers, perform what it believed to be the first high-five. [2 October, 1977]

 

Henry Ford poses on the first car he built, the Ford Quadricycle. [1896]

 

ENIAC, the world’s first computer. [1940]

 

The very first Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. [1931]

 

Howard Carter flanked by assistants as they view the sarcophagus of Egyptian King Tutankhamen for the first time in thousands of years, Egypt. [3 January, 1924]

 

The first public showing of the bikini, Paris. [1946]

 

Ruby Bridges becomes the first African American to attend an all-white elementary school in the South. She was followed everywhere by US Marshals because of threats on her life. [1960]

 

The first bananas arrive in Norway. [1905]

 

Construction of the world’s first Ferris wheel for the Chicago world’s fair. [1893]

 

The first riders of New York City’s first subway. [1904]

 

Hannah Stilley, born 1746, photographed in 1840. She is the earliest born individual captured on film.

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