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Who did it first?

Can you name the person who was the first to accomplish a particular feat? This could be in the field of adventure, endurance, discovery or invention. The person named may have been alone or part of a team but is generally accepted as being the one associated with that particular.accomplishment..
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Last updated: November 19, 2018
First submittedAugust 1, 2014
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Year
Answer
First person to fly solo across the Atlantic.
1927
Charles Lindbergh
First Formula One World Drivers' Champion
1950
Emilio Giuseppe "Nino" Farina
First person to win five consecutive Wimbledon singles titles.
1980
Bjorn Borg
First person to 'rediscover' Macchu Pichu, the 'lost city of the Incas'.
1911
Hiram Bingham
First man to run a mile in under four minutes.
1954
Roger Bannister
First portrait of a woman to be pictured on a US postage stamp.
1902
Martha Washington
First man to step on the moon.
1969
Neil Armstrong
First woman to win a Nobel Prize.
1903
Marie Curie
First person to use a "back first" style of high jump at an Olympic Games.
1968
Richard "Dick" Fosbury
First person to reach the summit of Mt. Everest and return safely. He achieved this together with Tenzing Norgay.
1953
Sir Edmund Percival Hillary
First woman to ride in and complete the Grand National horse race.
1982
Geraldine Rees
First US President to die in office.
1841
William Henry Harrison
First British Monarch crowned in the 20th Century.
1901
Edward VII
First recipient of a "gold record" award for music sales.
1942
Glenn Miller
First man to cycle through the Channel Tunnel.
2014
Chris Froome
First person to propose the "Big Bang" theory for how the universe began.
1931
Georges Lemaître
First woman to win an Indy car race.
2008
Danica Patrick
First person to cross the Antarctic Circle.
1773
James Cook
First person to win five consecutive Tour de France cycle races.
1995
Miguel Indurain
First person to perform a successful human heart transplant.
1967
Christiaan Barnard
First 'Test Tube' baby.
1978
Louise Brown
First person to travel faster than the speed of sound.
1947
Chuck Yeager
First person to sign the US Declaration of Independence
1776
John Hancock
First man to cross the Niagara Falls on a tightrope.
1859
Jean François "Blondin" Gravelet
First person to rediscover the tomb of Tutankhamun.
1921
Howard Carter
First professional football (soccer) player to be knighted.
1964
Sir Stanley Matthews
First woman to fly solo around the world,
1964
Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock
First person to reach the South Pole.
1911
Roald Amundsen
First person to swim the English Channel unaided.
1875
Matthew Webb
First female individual Olympic champion.
1900
Charlotte Cooper
First British Prime Minister (although the term wasn't officially used then)
1721
Sir Robert Walpole
First person to die in a crash of a powered aeroplane.
1908
Thomas Selfridge
First woman to win an Academy Award for Best Director.
2009
Kathryn Bigelow
First person to discover the wreck of the Titanic.
1985
Robert Ballard
First person to orbit the earth in a spacecraft.
1961
Yuri Gagarin
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