Did You Know That (About the First) - 5

  • The first train reached a top speed of only 8 kmh (5 mph).

  • The first US coast to coast aeroplane flight occurred in 1911 and took 49 days.

  • The Olympic flag was designed in 1913.

  • The subject of the first printed book in England was about chess.

  • The supersonic Concorde jet made its first trial flight on January 1st 1969.

  • The world's first paved streets were laid in Rome in 170 B.C.

  • Typewriter was invented in 1829.

  • Wristwatch was invented in 1904.

  • The first man made object sent into space was in 1957 when the Russian satellite named Sputnik was launched. 

  • The World War - I started in the year 1914 AD and lasted until 1919 AD. World War - II took place from 1939 AD to 1945 AD.

  • Neil Armstrong is the first astronaut to step on the Moon. His team reached the Moon in the year 1969 AD in a rocket named 'Appolo-II'.

  • The first president of America is George Washington who began his office in 1788 AD.


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