Let me share with you some of famous firsts that have happened throughout history.
Virginia Dare 1587 --- 1st child born in the American colonies, on August 18th, on what is now Roanoke Island, North Carolina.
André-Jacques Garnerin 1797 --- 1st parachute jump. Dropped from about 6,500 ft. over Monceau Park in Paris in a 23-ft.-diameter parachute made of white canvas with a basket attached (Oct. 22).
Charles Blondin (Jean Francois Gravelet) 1859 --- 1st person to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope
Jesse James 1873 --- committed the world's first train robbery on July 21. (Adair, Iowa)
Herbert Hoover 1874 --- 1st US President born west of the Mississippi Annie Moore 1892 --- 1st immigrant to pass through Ellis Island. She was 15 years old and from County Cork, Ireland
Alexander Winton 1903 --- set the 1st land speed record in car racing. Set at Daytona Beach, his speed was 68.18 mph.
Arthur R. Eldred 1912 --- 1st boy to reach the rank of Eagle Scout -- the highest rank in the Boy Scouts of America program. He was of Oceanside, NY.
Dolly, the lamb 1996 --- 1st cloned mammal.
And Mary the mother of Jesus was the First to carry the Gospel
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