Firsts & Lasts
Dr. Blackwell - First Medicine Woman
The first woman of medicine graduates from Geneva Medical College with an M.D.
Laika - The First Dog in Space
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
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 O’Connor - First Female U.S. Justice
Sandra Day O’Connor 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
The Mac’s older sister is an unsung herald of today’s 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
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. Gagarin’s life was full, albeit, very short ...
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