History is full of trailblazers, sometimes good, sometimes bad. People who make a unique difference in the world are relatively rare. For the good ones, we often forget that things we take for granted had to be accomplished for the first time by someone, and that those accomplishments were not always so easy. For the unfortunate or bad trailblazers, they may be things no one wants to accomplish ever again.
Do you have a handle on who the people shaping the world as we know it were in the past? Take this famous firsts quiz and let’s find out!
The first cloned mammal was a...
Robert Hayden was the first African-American......
Network television show host
To graduate from an Ivy League school
The first U.S. college was...
The College of William and Mary
Sandra Day O'Connor was the first female......
Nobel Prize for Literature winner
Supreme Court Justice
Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was the first...
Human in space
Person to reach the North Pole
Annie Moore was the first...
Female candidate for president
Immigrant to pass through Ellis Island
Person to run a theatre
What's the first world in the Bible?
William Henry Harrison was the first President to...
Be inaugurated in Washington, D.C.
Die in office
Mary Walker was the first (and only) woman to...
Break the sound barrier
Receive the Medal of Honor
Swim across the English Channel
Who was Henry VIIIs first wife?
Catherine of Aragon
Anne of Boleyn
John D. Rockefeller was the first...
State elected official
Commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy
Which country's flag was the first to reach South Pole?