Top 10 Shocking Historical Firsts

The world is full of notable firsts. History tends to remember events that influence the scale of time. On 29 May 1953, at the age of 33, New Zealand mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers known to have reached the summit of Mount Everest. On 16 July 1945, the United States Army conducted the first nuclear weapons test of an atomic bomb, named Trinity. The bomb was exploded in the Jornada del Muerto desert, about 35 miles (56 km) southeast of Socorro, New Mexico.In 1872, the world’s first international football match was played in Glasgow between Scotland and England, which ended in a 0–0 draw. In 1930, the first FIFA World Cup was won by the host nation, Uruguay. In 1973, Secretariat became the first racehorse to finish the Kentucky Derby in less than 2 minutes, a time that remains the best in Kentucky Derby history. The Maxim gun was the first self-powered machine gun, invented by the American-born British inventor Sir Hiram Maxim in 1884. As you can see, there are literally thousands of historical firsts across a wide range of topics. This article will focus on ten that you haven’t read before. I tried to select shocking events that are relevant to current world trends.60s.