FIRSTS
1. In New York in 1890, William Kemmler became the first person to be executed by what method?
 Electric chair
2. In 1960, which country became the first in the world to have a female Prime Minister?
 Sri Lanka
3. In 1520, who became the first explorer to sail across the Pacific Ocean?
 Ferdinand Magellan
4. What was the name of the first dog to orbit the earth?
 Laika
5. French woman Isabelle Dinoire was the first person to receive a transplant of which body part in 2005?
 Face (after being mauled by her dog)
6. Who led the first expedition to reach the North Pole by automobile?
 Jeremy Clarkson (in a modified Toyota Hilux for Top Gear in 2007)
7. What was the world's first jet-driven airliner to enter commercial service?
 The Comet
8. Situated on the north coast of Scotland, the UK's first fast-breeder nuclear reactor is situated where?
 Dounreay
9. In 1983, Colin Pirchfork became the first criminal to be convicted for murder by the use of what evidence?
 DNA fingerprinting
10. Born in 1978, what is the name of the UK's first “test tube baby”?
 Louise Brown