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Thursday, October 9, 2008

First of All.

The first beer cans were produced in 1935.

The Chinese made the first wheelbarrow

The first steam powered train was invented by Robert Stephenson. It was called the Rocket.

The first pick-up truck in the world was made by Gottlieb Daimler in 1886. Gottlieb produced the world's
first motorcycle in 1885.

The first bicycle that was made in 1817 by Baron von Drais didn't have any pedals. People walked it along.

The Wright Brothers invented one of the first airplanes. It was called the Kitty Hawk.

The firt commercial text message was sent 1992.

The first Bowie knife was forged at Washington, Arkansas.

The first European to visit the Mississippi River was DeSoto.

In 1893, Chicago hired its first police woman. Her name was Marie Owens. While the city was progressive
in its hiring practices, Chicago's female police officers were not allowed to wear uniforms until 1956.

The first wooden shoe comes from the Netherlands. The Netherlands have many seas so people wanted a shoe that kept their feet dry while working outside. The shoes were called klompen and they had been cut of one single piece of wood. Today the klompen are the favorite souvenir for people who visit the Netherlands.

The first United States coast to coast airplane flight occurred in 1911 and took 49 days.

The first dictionary of American English was published on April 14th, 1828, by Noah Webster.

The first paperback book was printed - by Penguin Publishing in 1935.
In France - Captain Sarret made the first parachute jump from an airplane in 1918.

The first word spoken by an ape in the movie Planet of the Apes was "Smile".

The first man to distill bourbon whiskey in the United States was a Baptist preacher, in 1789.

The first ballpoint pens were made in 1945 and sold for $12.

The first Harley Davidson motorcycle built in 1903 used a tomato can for a carburetor.

The first Wimbledon Tennis Competition took place in 1877 solely as an amateur competition. Men's singles was the only event that took place. There were 22 competitors and the championship was won by Spencer Gore.

The first issue of People Magazine, in 1974, cost 35 cents and featured actress Mia Farrow on the cover.

The 1st personal computer, the Apple II, went on sale in 1977.

The first known heart medicine was discovered in an English garden. In 1799, physician John Ferriar noted the effect of dried leaves of the common foxglove plant, digitalis purpurea, on heart action. Still used in heart medications, digitalis slows the pulse and increases the force of heart contractions and the amount of b lood pumped per heartbeat.

First novel ever written on a typewriter: "Tom Sawyer."

The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time television was Fd and Wilma Flintstone.

Iceland was the first country to legalize abortion in 1935.

The first zoo in the USA was in Philadelphia.

The first Lifesaver flavor was peppermint.

The egg came first.

The first product to have a bar code scanned was Wrigley's gum.

The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.

The first toilet ever seen on television was on "Leave It To Beaver."All

The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 2000 B.C.

The first Ford cars had Dodge engines.

Pamela Anderson Lee is Canada's Centennial Baby, being the first baby born on the centennial anniversary of Canada's independence.

America's first nudist organization was founded in 1929, by 3 men.


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