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Firsts In The World

PUBLISHED BY: SURENDER KUMAR
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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