Special Sub-Topic: Famous Firsts
|Who was the first American sent into space?|
Alan Shepard. Neil Armstrong was the first man to set foot on the moon, John Glenn was the first to orbit the earth, and Chuck Yeager was the first to break the sound barrier, but Shepard was the first man in space.
|Who was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for literature?|
Selma Lagerlof. Pearl S. Buck was the first American woman to win the Nobel prize for literature, but Swedish novelist Selma Lagerof was the first woman to win - in 1909.
|What was the first battle of the American Civil War?|
|Which president designated the first 'National Monument' in the United States?|
Teddy Roosevelt. Teddy Roosevelt named Devils Tower (in Wyoming) the first National Monument, in 1906.
|What was the first James Bond feature film?|
Dr. No. The hour-long 'Casino Royale,' broadcast on TV in 1954 was the first Bond movie, but Dr. No (1962) was the first James Bond *feature* film.
|Who was the first drummer for the Beatles?|
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