A collection of "firsts," from the first subway to the first black astronaut
The first college, five-and-dime store, subway, postage stamp, vaudeville theater, and skyscraper
The first parking meter, opera house, ferris wheel, baseball stadium, and lighthouse
The first Hispanic-American politicians, professional baseball players, and more
The first governor, astronaut, Academy Award winner, and anchor at NPR
The first African-American billionaire, combat pilot, Nobel Prize winner, poet laureate, Oscar winner, and Miss America
First American woman doctor, presidential candidate, astronaut, rabbi, senator, conductor, and Indian chief
First balloon flight, first parachute jump, helicopter flight, transcontinental flight, solo flight around the world
The first transgendered mayor, gay judge, and lesbian Olympic gold medalist
The Fab Four's first concert, No. 1 hit, and more
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