25 Crazy Firsts In History That May Take You By Surprise

As they say, there is a first time for everything. From cities to spacecraft these are 25 crazy firsts in history that you would never have guessed!

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First skyscraper

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The Home Insurance Building was erected in Chicago in 1884 and has been called the “Father of the Modern Skyscraper”. It was 10 stories high.

24

First solo person to circumnavigate the globe using only human power

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Erden Eruc of Turkey walked and rowed right around the world!


23

First human to be killed by a robot

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On January 25 1979 Robert Williams died when he was hit in the head by a mechanical arm at a Ford casting plant.

22

First national park

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Yellowstone in the USA was the first national park on Earth. President Ulysses S Grant declared it a protected area in 1872.


21

First official fan-made music video

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The band Placebo was so impressed by Grégoire Pinard’s claymation video made to their song “English Summer Rain” that they decided to make it official.



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