Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

Photographs Of Famous Firsts In History.

In this day in age, there have been plenty of "firsts" in history. In fact, thanks to the past, it's hard to be the first person to do just about anything these days. Because of these people, the world has advanced in such incredible ways, but it's important to remember where we've come from. Check out this list of famous firsts that have helped shape the world we live in today.

#1. You might recognize the name, but you most likely don't recognize the device.

This is the very first computer that was developed by Steve Wozniak and shown to the public by Steve Jobs. Paul Terrell was the only person to buy the computer, and just a few days later, Jobs walked into Terrell's store and made the very first deal that Apple had ever made.

#2. There's millions of domains names registered worldwide today.

On March 15, 1985, there was only one domain registered: symbolics.com. Even after a year there were only dozens of domains registered. Kind of makes you wish you could go back to the '80s and register some more!

There's millions of domains names registered worldwide today.

#3. People in the United States send and receive about 94 text messages each day on average.

The first person to ever send a text was British engineer Neil Papworth. He sent "Merry Christmas" on December 3, 1992. Papworth was working on a project for Vodafone. The person who received the text was Vodafone executive Richard Jarvis but he couldn't reply. We don't have a pic of the text but here's Papworth.

People in the United States send and receive about 94 text messages each day on average.

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#4. Today, it's common to see women walking down the beach wearing bikinis.

Before 1946, seeing a woman in a bikini was considered taboo. The creator of the very first bikini was designer Louis Reard. It was publicly displayed and worn by dancer Michelle Bernardini in Paris on July 5, 1946. She is holding the tiny box that the bikini can fit into.

Today, it's common to see women walking down the beach wearing bikinis.

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#5. Having the right kind of advertisement could either make or break a company.

In 1941, the El Rancho Casino in Las Vegas installed the first neon sign in Las Vegas, forever changing the marketing game in the process. Can you even imagine the Vegas Strip without any neon?

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