The Pioneers of Progress: 30 Revolutionary ‘Firsts’

26Saint Ambrose

Saint Ambrose

Saint Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, was the first European person in recorded history to have read without moving his lips.

27. Courteney Cox was the first person to ever say "period" on American TV, in a Tampax commercial.

28. Florence Ilott in 1934 became the first person to run across London's Westminster Bridge within the twelve chimes of Big Ben at noon. She crossed it by the 10th chime.

29. William Herschel, 2nd Baronet was the first person to use fingerprints on contracts. Also, he was the son of astronomer John Herschel who invented photography, who was also the son of William Herschel discoverer of Uranus among other things.

30. Although Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon, Buzz Aldrin was the first man to pee on it.