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First in the World – Part(4)

First in the World 


China’s first  man  in  space – Yang Liwei

 The first  Muslim woman to receive Nobel Prize – Shirin  Ebadi (Nobel Peace Prize 2003)

 The woman with the highest  individual Test score  making  a  new world  record–  Kiran  Baloch  (Pakistani cricketer,  scoring  242 runs  playing  women’s  cricket  test  against  West Indies in  Karachi  in  March,  2004)

 The first woman  of the world  to climb Mt. Everest  four  times –  Lakpa  Sherpa (Nepali)

 The first  woman  to  cross  seven  important  seas of  the world  by swimming –  Bula  Chaudhury (India)

 First  Asian  city  to host  Olympics –  Tokyo,  Japan  (1964)

 First woman black  tennis  player  to  win  a  singles title  at  Wimbledon –  A  Gibson  (1957)

 First woman to win a  Grand Slam –  Maureen  Catherine  (195 3)

First woman to win an Olympic Gold Medal –  Charlotte  Cooper,  UK,  Tennis  singles (1900)

 First professional  woman  bullfighter – Patricia  Mccormick (1952)

 First  man  to  fly solo  non  stop  across  the  Atlantic –  Charles  Lindbergh  (1927)

First person to cross Antarctic Circle – James  Cook (1773)

 First  people  to reach  the North  Pole–  Lt Col. Joseph O. Fletcher and Lt.  William  P.  Benedict   (1952)

 First  person  to  conquer  the  Everest  twice –    Nawang  Gombu Sherpa(1965)

 First person  with  only one arm  to climb the Everest – American  Gary Guller (2003)

 First  woman  to fly solo around  the world – jerrie  Fredritz Mock.(1964)

 First  woman  to fly solo across  the  English Channel–  Hariiet  Quimby
First ascent of Everest without bottled oxygen – Peter Habeler (Austria) and Reinhold Messner, (Italy) (1978)

First woman to set foot on North Pole– Ann Bancroft, USA (1986)– Jointly developed by Sony and Philips (1978)

First Atom Bomb – “Little Boy ” dropped over Hiroshima by the US during the second world war (1945)

First manned space vehicle – Vostok 1,USSR (1961)

First human to walk on the Moon – Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11(1969)

First human to walk in space– Alexei Arkhovich Leonov (1965)

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