Join us on a nostalgic journey back in time to witness some interesting historical firsts. A special thank you goes to Roz McKeon for sharing these pictures with us.
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Minneapolis women lining up to vote for the first time in a presidential election. 
The earliest photo of Abraham Lincoln. 
Annie Edson Taylor, the first person to survive going over the Niagara Falls in a barrel on her 63rd birthday. 
Bertha Benz, with the help of her two sons, became the first person to drive an automobile over a long distance – 66 miles. [5 August, 1888]
The first public showing of the bikini, Paris. 
ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer), a secret World War II military project, was the world’s first computer. 
Construction of the world’s first Ferris Wheel for the Chicago world’s fair. 
The first bananas arrive in Norway. 
The first team photo in baseball history. 
The Wright brothers’ first flight. The photo was taken so that people would believe them. 
Glenn Burkes and Dusty Baker, of the LA Dodgers, perform what is believed to be the first high-five. [2 October, 1977]
The first public Jewish religious service in Germany since the advent of Hitler held by American troops during the battle of Aachen. 
The first McDonald’s restaurant in San Bernardino. 
Photographs of the first modern Olympic Games, Athens. 
Installing the first neon sign on the Las Vegas Strip. 
The first riders of New York City’s first subway. 
Queen Elizabeth II giving her first televised Christmas address. 
The world’s first underwater photo. 
The first wheelie ever photographed.  Via Distractify
Hannah Stilley, born 1746, photographed in 1840. She is the earliest born individual captured on film.
The first photograph ever taken. It shows the view outside of a window in Saint-Loup-de-Varennes, France. 
The first photo taken from space. A V2 rocket was launched straight up, with the film protected in a steel case. 
The first and only picture taken from the surface of Venus. 
The very first Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. 
Henry Ford poses on the first car he built, the Ford Quadricycle. 
Howard Carter flanked by assistants as they view the sarcophagus of Egyptian King Tutankhamen for the first time in thousands of years, Egypt. [3 January, 1924]
The first known photograph of a Presidential inauguration, taken in 1857 at the swearing in of James Buchanan.
Jim Henson creating his first Kermit puppet. [1950s]
Recipient of the world’s first human heart transplant, Louis Washkansky, in Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, three days after the surgery. [6 December 1967]
Madam C.J. Walker. The first woman in America to become a millionaire by her own endeavors. She made her fortune by developing and marketing a line of beauty and hair products for black women.
Otto Lilienthal becoming the first person to make a successful glider flight. 
Ruby Bridges becomes the first African American to attend an all-white elementary school in the South. She was followed everywhere by US Marshals because of threats on her life. 
Sally Halterman, the first woman granted a license to operate a motorcycle in Washington, D.C. 
Sputnik 1, the first satellite, being launched into orbit by the Soviet Union. 
The first photo of The Beatles with Ringo Starr as the drummer. [August 22, 1962]