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Firsts In The World

OCTOBER 18, 2013

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       Firsts In The World

Asian to win Nobel Prize for Literature                      :               Rabindernath Tagore (India, 1913)


Asian woman to cross the English Channel            :               Arti Saha a k a Arti Gupta (India, 1959)


Chairman of People’s Republic of China                  :               Mao Tse-Tung (1949)


Chinese pilgrim to visit India                                        :               Fahien ( AD 401-410)


Englishman to receive Nobel Prize for Literature   :               Rudyard Kipling (1907)


European to visit China                                                  :               Marco Polo (Italy, 13th Century AD)


Foreigner to receive the Bharat Ratna                        :               Abdul Ghaffar Khan a k a Frontier Gandhi  (1987)


Governor General of Pakistan                                       :               Mohammed Ali Jinnah (1947)


Cosmonaut in space                                                        :               Yuri Gagarin (former U.S.S.R, 1961)


Man to climb the Mt. Everest twice                               :               Nawang Gombu (India)


Man to set foot on the moon                                          :               Neil Armstrong,  followed by Edwin Aldrin (both Americans)


Man to walk in space                                                       :               Alexei Leonov (former USSR)


Men on the Mt. Everest without Oxygen                     :               Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler (1978)


Men to climb the Mount Everest                                   :               Tenzing Norgay, Edmond Hillary (1953)


Mongol Emperor of China                                              :               Kublai Khan (13th Century AD)


Muslim invader of India                                                   :               Mohammad-bin-Qasim (8th Century D)


Person to sail around the world                                   :               Magellan (Portugal, 1519 – 1522)


Pope to visit India                                                             :               Pope Paul VI (1964)


President of the U.S.A.                                                    :               George Washington (1789 – 1797)


Prime Minister of Great Britain                                      :               Robert Walpole


Prime Minister of Pakistan                                             :               Liaquat Ali Khan (1947)


Secretary General of UN                                                :               Trygve Lie (Norway, 1946-1953)


Speaker in Hindi at the UN                                            :               Atal Behari Vajpayee (India, 1977)


Swimmer to swim many straits in a  year                  :               Mihir Sen (India, 1966)


Test Tube Baby                                                                 :               Louise Brown (England, 1978)


Woman cosmonaut in space                                        :               Valentina Tereshkova (former USSR, 1963)


Woman Judge of International Court of Justice      :               Roslyn Higgins (Britain, 1995)


Woman President of a country                                     :               Maria Estela Peron (Argentina)


Woman President of UN General Assembly             :               Vijaylakshmi Pandit (India, 1953)


Woman Prime Minister of a country                            :               Sirimavo Bandaranaike (Sri Lanka, 1960)


Woman to climb the Mt. Everest twice                        :               Santosh Yadav (India, 1993)


Woman to climb the Mount Everest                             :               Junko Tabei  (Japan, 1975)


Woman to reach the North Pole                                    :               Ann Bancroft (1986)


Woman to reach the South Pole alone                        :               Liv Arnesen (Norway, 1995)


Youngest to sail around the world non-stop alone  :                Kojiro Shiraishi (Japan, 1994)



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