Did You Know That (About the First) - 2

  • Iceland was the first country to legalise abortion in 1935.

  • In 1872 Yellowstone in the US was the world's first national park.

  • In 1878 the first telephone book made contained only 50 names.

  • Instant coffee was invented in 1901.

  • Instant mashed potatoes (dehydrated potato flakes) were invented in Canadian in 1962.

  • John Cadbury founded the Cadbury chocolate company in England in 1842 producing the first chocolate bars.

  • MTV (Music Television) made its debut at 12:01 a.m. August 1st 1981 (the first music video shown 'Video killed the radio star' by the Buggles).

  • Naming of tropical storms and hurricanes officially began in 1953.

  • Paper money was first used in China.

  • Plastic bottles were first used for soft drinks in 1970.


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