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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