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Stupid Facts: Firsts

  • The first beer can was used by Krueger Beer, and introduced in 1935.

  • The first bra was created by a French designer in 1902.

  • The first city in history to boast a million inhabitants was London, in 1811.

  • The first continental phone call occurred in 1915 between New York and San Francisco.

  • The first electronic computer was built in 1889 for the U.S. Census Bureau.

  • The first heart transplant took place on December 3, 1967.

  • The first issue of Rolling Stone magazine featured a photo of John Lennon on the cover.

  • The first pay phone was installed in a Hartford, Connecticut bank in 1889.

  • The first scheduled TV broadcast, in 1931, featured George Gershwin and Kate Smith.

  • The first shopping center was built in Baltimore, MD, in 1896.

  • The first sound recording ever made was "Mary Had a Little Lamb," in 1877 by Tom Edison.

  • The first sperm banks opened in 1964 in Tokyo and Iowa City.

  • The first stereo record went on the market in 1958.

  • The first stewardesses were on United Airlines in 1930, and had to be registered nurses.