GK-First in the World

GK-First in the World

First in the World

Facts on the First ones in the World are not just interesting but also are commonly asked in the GK section of exams. Students should know the important ones so that they maximize their chances of scoring in GK. Read our list of First of the world to know all about who tops where.

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The list of First in the World:

Sr.No. First Person/ Country Year/ Date
1. To reach Mount Everest Edmund Hillary, Sherpa Tenzing May 29, 1953
2. To reach North Pole Robert Peary April 6, 1909
3. To reach South Pole Amundsen December 14, 1911
4. Religion of the world Hinduism 5500 BCE but certainly by c. 2300 BCE
5. Country to print book China Between 618 and 907 AD
6. Country to issue paper currency China 806 AD
7. Country to commence competitive examination in civil services China Between 7th to 10th century
8. President of U.S.A George Washington April 30, 1789
9. Prime Minister of Britain Robert Walpole 1721
10. Governor-General of the United Nations Trygve Lie (Norway) 2 February 1946
11. Country to win Football World Cup Uruguay July 30, 1930
12. Country to prepare Constitution U.S.A. June 21, 1788


The first to climb Mount Everest is         Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing
George Washington is the first President of USA








The first to fly an airplane were Orville and                      Wilbur Wright Brothers
Atomic bombings on Hiroshima








Sr.No. First Person/ Country Year/ Date
13. Governor-General of Pakistan Mohd. Ali Jinnah August 15, 1947
14. Country to host NAM summit Belgrade (Yugoslavia) September 1-6, 1961
15. European to attack India Alexander The Great 326 BC
16. European to reach China Marco Pole 1275
17. European to fly an aeroplane Wright Brothers December 17, 1903
18. Person to sail around the world Magellan 1519
19. Country to send a man to moon U.S.A. July 20, 1969
20. Country to launch artificial satellite in space Russia October 4, 1957
21. Country to host the Modern Olympics Greece 1896
22. City in which atom bomb was dropped Hiroshima (Japan) August 6, 1945
23. Person to land on the moon Neil Armstong, followed by Edwin E. Aldrin 1969
24. Shuttle to go to space Columbia January 16, 2003
25. Spacecraft to reach Mars Viking-1 June 19, 1976


The first women President of UN General Assembly was Vijay Lakshmi Pandit (India)
The first man to fly into space Yuri Gagarin










Sr.No. First Person/ Country Year/ Date
26. Woman Prime Minister of England Margaret Thatcher 4 May 1979
27. Muslim Prime Minister of a country Benazir Bhutto (Pakistan) 2 December 1988
28. Woman to climb Mount Everest Mrs. Junko-Tabei (Japan) 16 May, 1975
29. Woman cosmonaut of the world Valentina Tereshkova (Russia) June 16, 1963
30. Women Prime Minister of a country Mrs. S. Banda Maike (Sri Lanka) 1960
31. Women President of UN General Assembly Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit 15 September 1953

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32. Man to fly into space Yuri Gagarin (Russia) April 12, 1961,
33. Batsman to score three test century in three successive tests on debut Mohd. Azharuddin 1984–85 series
34. Man to have climbed Mount Everest twice Nawang Gombu 1965
35. U.S President to resign Presidency Richard Nixon 9 August 1974
36. Country to issue stamps Britain 6 May 1840
37. Climate-neutral country Maldives 2020


The first satellite in space Sputnik 1


Sr.No. First Person/ Country Year/ Date
38. Country to introduce internet voting Estonia 2001
39. Country to ban plastic bag Bangladesh 2002
40. Country to deploy 4G in Asia India 10 April 2012
41. Country to ban human cloning Britain 2001
42. Human to walk in space Alexei Leonov 1965
43. Atom Bomb Little Boy (dropped over Hiroshima) 1945
44. Manned space vehicle Vostok 1, USSR 1961
45. Person to cross Antarctic Circle James Cook 1773
46. Woman to set foot on North Ann Bancroft, USA 1986
47. Blind man to scale Mt. Everest Erik Weihenmayer, USA May 25, 2001
48. Residents of International Space station Bill Shepherd (USA), Yuri Gidzanko and Sergei Krikalev (Russia) 2 November 2000
49. Woman to fly solo around the world Jerrie Fredritz Mock 1964
50. Woman to win an Olympic Gold Medal Charlotte Cooper, UK, Tennis singles 1900
51. Woman to win a Grand Slam Maureen Catherine 1953
52. Woman to Command a Space Mission Colonel Eileen Collins (U.S.A.) July 23, 1999
53. Woman President of a country Maria Estela Peron 1974
54. Satallite in space Sputnik I October 4, 1957


That’s all! I hope you found this article on the List of First of the World helpful.

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