The most amazing "first times" in the history of mankind
As they say, everything happens for the first time. Today you expect a fascinating list of the first creations of human hands, from the first cities and ending with the first spacecraft.
The first skyscraper
10-storey house Home Insurance Building was built in Chicago in 1884 and since then began to wear the title of "father of modern skyscrapers."
The first man to travel around the world on their own
Erden Eruk (Erden Eruc) from Turkey turned out to be the lucky, swim rowed around the globe.
The first person killed by a robot
January 25, 1979, Robert Williams (Robert Williams) died because of wounds to the head, which he received from the mechanical hand at the foundry Ford.
The first national park
Yellowstone National Park in the United States became the first national park in the world. President Ulysses Simpson Grant officially declared this place a nature reserve in 1872.
The first official music video, filmed fans
Placebo group was so impressed clip Gregory Pinard (Grégoire Pinard), filmed for their song "English Summer Rain", it was decided to make it official video.
The first thriller, sci-fi movie and western
The film "The Great Train Robbery" in 1903 lasted only 10 minutes and only showed 14 scenes.
The first person to reach the North Pole on foot and alone
While Sir Walter Herbert (Wally Herbert) of the UK is officially the first person who managed to reach the North Pole in 1969, the Norwegian Børge Ousland did it alone and under their own power only in 1994!
The first manned space flight
The first space shuttle manned reusable ship was launched on April 12, 1981. The date of its launch was timed to coincide with the legendary flight of Yuri Gagarin in 1961. Astronauts John Young (John Young) and Robert Crippen (Robert Crippen) flew straight into the unknown, because at the end of the flight they had to go back to Earth and land on their own.
The first automatic weapons
In 1883, Sir Hiram Maxim (Hiram Maxim) created the first machine gun Maxim in the world, which was immediately picked up by the revolutionaries, and later it was used in both world wars.
The first commercial passenger spaceship
March 23, 2010 Virgin Spaceship Enterprise made its first test flight in California. Although the flights scheduled to begin in 2012, in 2014 the ship was broken during one of the test flights, significantly pushing back the launch date of commercial flights.
The first supercomputer
Cray-1 - the world's first supercomputer. It was installed at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the United States in 1976, and its cost amounted to 8, $ 8 million.
The first animal with bionic implants feet
In June 2010, a cat named Oscar received a bionic limb after he lost his leg under the combine harvester.
The first video game
The very first video game was launched in 1947 by Thomas Goldsmith Jr. (Thomas T. Goldsmith Jr.) and Astley Ray Mann (Estle Ray Mann). Their invention was called Cathode Ray Tube Amusement Device was the world's first simulator.
The first extraterrestrial tornado (dust devils)
Terrestrial tornadoes are nothing new, but what about extra-terrestrial? First shots dust devils on Mars were obtained in the 1970s, Viking spacecraft.
The first map of roads
On the orders of the Roman emperor Augustus Caesar, the first road map was created. For its completion took almost 20 years!
The first flash mob
The first flash mob, confirmed by the Guinness Book of Records, held in New York in 2003 in one of the local shops.
The first hours
First officially made watches were called Nuremberg Egg. They were made by Peter Gemleynom (Peter Hemlein) in Germany in 1509.
Detection of signs of life on the planet
When the Galileo spacecraft flew over the Earth, the scientists decided to explore the planet on the probability of the existence of life on it (as if it had seen for the first time). They managed to find here a complete list of features: chlorophyll were found, oxygen and methane.
the first recorded strike occurred in Egypt November 14, 1152 BC. Artisans of the Royal Necropolis have initiated this action.
The first aerial bombardment of
In 1849, the Austrians launched several hundred unmanned balloons, intending to drop bombs with timers to Venice. The operation was not very successful because of the strong wind.
For the first time the highest score in the game PAC-MAN
3 July 1999 Billy Mitchell (Billy Mitchell) from the United States for the first time managed to score maximum points in the PAC-MAN game.
The first controversial video game
The game Death Race, published in 1976, was the fact that the player had to bring down the car as much as possible gremlins. This caused quite a lot of hype, as many believed that this game can lead to an increase in car careless driving.
The first city
The first city in the world was the city of Uruk, founded in 3200 BC. He was in Mesopotamia (Iraq). It lived about 50 000 inhabitants, he had thick walls and was an important trading center.
The first declaration of war
Again we turn to Mesopotamia. Historians believe that in the "Epic of Gilgamesh" can be found in the world's first official declaration of war. Gilgamesh himself was king of Uruk, and the epic describes his exploits.
The first victim of a car crash
Although in 1869 the cars were only experimental vehicle, Mary Ward (Mary Ward) from Great Britain was the first official victim of a car accident.