Photos of "Firsts"
The first wheelie ever photographed. 
The earliest photo of Abraham Lincoln. 
Minneapolis women lining up to vote for the first time in a presidential election. 
The Wright brothers’ first flight. The photo was taken so that people would believe them. 
Sally Halterman, the first woman granted a license to operate a motorcycle in Washington, D.C. 
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. 
The world’s first underwater photo. 
Madam C.J. Walker. The first woman in America to become a millionaire by her own endeavors.
The first team photo in baseball history. 
Photographs of the first modern Olympic Games, Athens. 
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. 
Sputnik 1, the first satellite, being launched into orbit by the Soviet Union. 
The first public Jewish religious service in Germany since the advent of Hitler held by American troops during the battle of Aachen. 
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. 
Queen Elizabeth II giving her first televised Christmas address. 
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. 
ENIAC, the world’s first computer. 
The very first Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. 
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. 
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. 
The first bananas arrive in Norway. 
Construction of the world’s first Ferris wheel for the Chicago world’s fair. 
The first riders of New York City’s first subway. 
Hannah Stilley, born 1746, photographed in 1840. She is the earliest born individual captured on film.