16 Pictures of Famous First Times in World History
11The first robot, 1957
This was the first robot built in 1957 and was named Cygan. It was 2.5 meters tall and was promoted as a universal robot that could assist people in experiments that could be dangerous and which involved poisonous and explosive substances. It could also lend a helping hand at home.
12The first McDonald’s restaurant, 1948
This was the very first McDonalds restaurant that opened up in San Bernadino by brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald. The first restaurant opened by the brothers only sold barbecued food but they reopened again with an all-new menu that included fries, potato chips, orange juice, burgers, and Coca Cola. Today there is also a museum and gift shop in the same location.
13Sally Halterman, 1937
Sally is the first woman in Washington who acquired a license to drive a motorcycle. She was told that she was too young at first but then she persisted and passed the exams multiple times. She kept fighting for her rights until she finally got the license.
14The first photograph of earth from the moon
On August 23rd, 1966, the lunar orbiter was passing by the moon and took those photographs sending it back to Earth that was received at the Robledo De Chervil in Spain. The quality was very grainy and most naturally, it was a first of its kind showing a lunar type phase of the earth. The photo was taken 240,000 miles away and is an iconic photo of the earth from the moon.
15First public showing of the bikini, 1946
This was the first public showing of the bikini that was promoted as a new style of swimsuit and named after the bikini atoll which is the nuclear testing site of the USA. It was Parisian designer Louis Reard who was credited for the design of the first bikini and was showcased to the public on July 5th, 1946 by Micheline Bernardini who worked as a dancer in the Casino De Paris.
16First Tesla, 2008
This was the first Tesla Roadster named the Dark Star that appeared in 2008. It was operated by battery and was the first battery operated vehicle manufactured by Tesla Motors. The production ceased in 2012 but they plan to resume production in 2020.