Named the Dark Star
, the Tesla Roadster, is the first electric battery vehicle that was produced by Tesla Motors. Its production has stopped in 2012, yet the promises are for the model to be restared by 2020.
You can see the first painting of Vincent van Gogh where he painted a starry sky. In case you want to visit that café which exists, visit Place du Forum in Arles in France.
The first completely artificial heart
was made by AbioCor and it functions on a rechargeable energy source. The company AbioCor has tested it on 15 patients, but then stopped developing the product.
The first cell phone weighed more than 1 kg and had to be charged for 10 hours. When Martin Cooper invented the first cell phone in the world, he called a competitor company to say to them
that he was talking on his cell phone.
When Robert Cornelius improved on the technology of Louis Daguerre he received
this picture. That was not just the first selfie but also the first distinct human portrait in the world. Then, the first color photo was taken by James Maxwell in an experiment with tri-color
technologies. That natural phenomenon was first recorded by William Jennings
. His aim was to know if lightning really had a zig-zag form.
An interesting fact is that the first car designed by Henry Ford in his garage was called a Ford Quadricycle. It moved on 4 bicycle tires and ran on gasoline. Thanks to this success, Henry Ford decided to create the Ford Motor Company in 1903
The adventurer Annie Edson Taylor started everything in an attempt to earn money. She wanted to go over the raging Niagara Falls
in a barrel, and she succeeded. At that time she was 63 years old and became the first person to do it.
The very first Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center in Manhattan was decorated in 1931 with cans, toys, and cranberries. Since 1933, that turned into a tradition,
and now the Christmas tree is decorated in early December every year.
This lady is the first woman in Washington that was granted a license to drive a motorcycle. She was told she is very young, but managed to passed the exams several times and to fight for her rights. Finally she got her license
Have a look at the very first neon sign in the City of Lights, Las Vegas. It was installed on the top of the El Rancho casino.
The Bikini Atoll was the name of the new style of swimsuit. It was named after the place where the USA conducted nuclear tests only 4 days earlier. The Parisian fashion designer Louis Reard
was the creator of the modern bikini and they were first shown in public on July 5, 1946, by the dancer Micheline Bernardini from the Casino de Paris.
The first MacDonald restaurant opened in San Bernardino. At the beginning, Richard and Maurice McDonald sold barbecue food, but then reopened the restaurant selling hamburgers, potato chips and French fries, orange juice, and Coca-Cola. Now next to the restaurant you can see a museum
and also a gift shop.
Cygan, the 2.5-meter robot with a control panel, was advertised to be a “universal robot”. It could be used for assistance in experiments with poisonous and explosive substances or a home helper.
An image of the first satellite that was launched into orbit by the USSR.
This is an image of the first Apple computer. It was developed by Steve Wozniak and presented to the public by Steve Jobs. The computer was bought by Paul Terrell. The next day, Jobs appeared barefoot in Terrell’s computer store called The Byte Shop. That was the first deal
in the history of Apple.