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Firsts & Lasts

The first man in space. The first time women could vote. The first words spoken on the telephone. Famous last words. Here are a few notable beginnings and endings in recorded history.

Dr. Blackwell - First Medicine Woman star
The first woman of medicine graduates from Geneva Medical College with an M.D.

Laika - The First Dog in Space star
On November 3, 1957, Sputnik 2 was launched into orbit around the Earth. It was the second artificial satellite ever to be sent up into space. On board was a dog named Laika. Do you know her story?

Miss Reverend Blackwell - First Woman Ordained star
The first female to be ordained by a recognized denomination in the US, was born May 20, 1825. But, what were the true contributions of Antoinette Brown-Blackwell? Her 96-year life paved the way for women in America...

Sandra Day OíConnor - First Female U.S. Justice star
Sandra Day OíConnor was the first woman to be appointed to the United States Supreme Court but her legacy begins about thirty years earlier and is still strong today.

The Apple Lisa star
The Macís older sister is an unsung herald of todayís computers, phones and tablets. Meet the Apple Lisa, introduced on January 19, 1983, and named after the daughter Steve Jobs once rejected.

Yuri Gagarin is the First Person in Space star
In 1961, during the onset of the Great Space Race, the Russians claimed an early lead by launching Vostok, along with its pilot, Yuri Gagarin, into space. Gagarinís life was full, albeit, very short ...

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