In world history, everything once happened for the first time. We’re not just talking about inventing the computer but about the first selfie, the first Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, and the first rights to drive a motorcycle for a woman. Someday our great-grandchildren will look at photos of the hadron collider or the first 3D printer and wonder how they were invented so long ago! In the last point, you’ll see the pearl of the collection!
GIGGAG collected 17 photos of famous firsts in history.
The Tesla Roadster, also named the Dark Star, is the first electric battery vehicle produced by Tesla Motors. Production stopped in 2012, but they’ve promised to restart the model by 2020.
This device weighed more than 1 kg, held a charge for only half an hour, and took 10 hours to charge. On the day that Martin Cooper invented the world’s first cell phone, he called a competitor company and told them that he was talking on his cell phone.
An interesting fact is that the first car designed by Henry Ford in his garage was called a Ford Quadricycle. It moved on 4 bicycle tires and ran on gasoline. Thanks to this success, Henry Ford decided to create the Ford Motor Company in 1903
Annie Edson Taylor became an adventurer in an attempt to earn money. Her goal was to go over the raging Niagara Falls in a barrel, and she succeeded. She was 63 years old and the first person to do it!
This is the first woman in Washington granted a license to drive a motorcycle. She was told that she was very young and then that she was quite young. But Sally passed the exams several times, fought for her rights, and finally got her license!
Have a look at the very first neon sign in the City of Lights, Las Vegas. It was installed on the top of the El Rancho casino.
The new style of swimsuit was named after the Bikini Atoll, where the USA conducted nuclear tests 4 days earlier. The creator of the modern bikini is considered to be the Parisian fashion designer Louis Reard. The bikini was first shown in public on July 5, 1946, by Micheline Bernardini, a dancer from the Casino de Paris.
Cygan, the 2.5-meter robot with a control panel, was advertised to be a “universal robot”. It could be used for assistance in experiments with poisonous and explosive substances or a home helper.
The USSR launched the first satellite into orbit.