Firsts in the World (male & Female): Important GK facts

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Check out the list of firsts in the world (male & female) who had created history for the first time in the world by their work, their achievements. General Knowledge plays a very important role in competitive exams like SSC-CGL, UPSC, WBCS, State-PSC etc. So we should have a depth in this section for better scoring in the exams.

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Firsts in the World (Man):

  • First man to draw the map of Earth – Anaximander (610-542 BC)
  • First man to reach the North Pole – Robert Peary (6 April 1906)
  • First man to reach the Antarctica – Roald Amundsen (Dec 14, 1911)
  • First man to compile Encyclopedia – Aspheosis (Athens)
  • First men to fly an airplane – Wright Brothers
  • First man to go into space – Major Yuri Gagarin (Russia)
  • First man to set foot on the moon – Neil Armstrong (USA)
  • First men to climb Mt. Everest – Sherpa Tenzing Norgay & Sir Edmund Hillary (29 May 1953)
  • The oldest man to climb Mt. Everest – Yuichiro Miura (Japan, 80 yrs 224 days), May 23, 2013
  • First European to visit China – Marco Polo
  • First President of the USA – George Washington
  • First Prime Minister of Great Britain – Robert Walpole
  • First Soviet Russian Prime Minister to visit India – V.I. Bulganin
  • First President of the Republic of China – Dr. Sun Yat-sen
  • First Secretary General of United Nations (UN) – Trygve Lie
  • Pakistan’s First Governor-General – Mohammed Ali Jinnah
  • First Europen Invader of Indian soil – The great Alexander


Superlatives of India – Biggest, Highest, Largest, Longest, Smallest etc.


Firsts in the World (other things):

  • First Religion of the world – Sanatan Dharma
  • First country to issue paper currency – China
  • First country to start Civil Services Competition – China
  • First country to make a Constitution – The United States of America
  • First Country to send human to the moon – The United States of America
  • First country to launch satellite into space – Russia
  • First country to host the Olympic games – Greece
  • First University of the world – Taxila University, Pakistan
  • First country to print books – China
  • First country to make education compulsory – Prussia
  • First Radio Telescope Satellite was launched into space by – Russia
  • First country to win the World Cup Football – Uruguay (1930)
  • First city to be attacked by Atom Bomb – Hiroshima (Japan)
  • First Space Shuttle launched – STS-1 (Space Transportation System-1), NASA


Superlatives of the World - Biggest, Longest, Largest, Tallest etc.


Firsts in the World (Woman):

  • First woman to reach the North Pole – Ann Bancroft
  • First woman to reach the Antarctica – Jackie Ronne
  • First woman Prime Minister of a country – Sirimavo Bandaranaike (Srilanka)
  • First woman Prime Minister of England – Margaret Thacher
  • First woman Prime Minister of any Muslim country – Benazir Bhutto (Pakistan)
  • First woman President of a country – Maria Estela Peron (Argentina)
  • First woman Cosmonaut in space – Valentina Tereshkova (Russian, 1963)
  • First woman to climb Mt. Everest – Junko Tabei (Japan)
  • First woman President of UN General Assembly – Smt. Vijayalakshmi Pandit (1953)


List of First Indians - Male and Female


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