15 World's Firsts

World's First Novel (1007) - Tale of Genji

World's First Magazine (1731) - The Gentleman's Magazine

World's First Photograph (1826) - "View from the Window at Le Gras"

World's First Skyscraper (1885) - Home Insurance Building in Chicago

World's First Motorcycle (1885) - Daimler's "riding car"

World's First X-Ray (1895) - Röntgen's wife hand

World's First Crossword (1913) - Arthur Wynne's Invention

World's First Motel (1925) - Motel Inn

World's First Concept Car (1938) - Buick Y-Job

World's First Album Cover (1938) - Smash Song Hits by Rodgers and Hart

World's First Computer Mouse (1964) - by Douglas Engelbart

World's First Microchip (1971) - Intel 4004

World’s First Digital Camera (1975) - created by Kodak's engineer Steve Sasson

World's First Web Server and Web Site (1990)- a NeXT computer at CERN

World's First MP3 Player (1998) - MPMan 32MB

4 comments to 15 World’s Firsts

  • Ash

    Those are excellent!!! :D

  • Daniel

    Surely the Coaching Inn predates the Motel? And isn’t a Motel simply a hotel with a car park anyway?

  • Andrew

    Unless you buy the argument that the Turin Shroud is the world’s first photograph…

  • Maurice

    Ah…. the Intel 4004 might be the world’s first ***microprocessor*** but the first microchip (aka integrated circuit) dates from around 1958 (Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce are the names to Google)… There were plenty of microchips (also known as “monolithic circuits” and some other names) designed and implemented in the 60′s….

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