Photographs Of Famous Firsts In History.
#6. Since most cell phones have cameras people take digital photos all the time.
French photographer Joseph Nicéphore Niépce took the first photograph ever back in 1826. Niépce used a process known as heliography, setting his camera to an 8-hour exposure over a pewter plate covered with asphalt. He wiped off the areas with asphalt that weren't hardened by the sun to reveal the photo.
Joseph Nicéphore Niépce
#7. The USSR was responsible for leading the way when it came to space exploration in the 1950s.
In fact, the USSR actually launched the very first satellite into outer space. In 1957, Sputnik 1 was launched by the former Soviet Union, and ever since then, humans have continued the search for the unknown.
#8. The McDonald's we all know today didn't exactly start out that way.
In 1940, Richard and Maurice McDonald opened their very first restaurant in San Bernardino, California. While they initially sold barbecue, it wasn't long before they reopened with French friends, orange juice, hamburgers, and Coca-Cola.
#9. Cell phones have come a long way since they were first invented.
In 1973, Martin Cooper, an engineer at Motorola, invented the very first cell phone. The phone, which weighed more than two lbs, took 10 hours to charge. Unfortunately, the cell phone only held a charge for half an hour.
#10. Before Sally Halterman hit the scene, men were the only ones riding around on motorcycles.
That was until 1937 when she became the first woman in Washington to be given a license to drive a motorcycle. Despite the fact that she was too young, Sally passed the test several times, fought tooth and nail, and eventually received her license!
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