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Theodore Roosevelt was the first United States president to visit a foreign country while in office. In November, 1906, he sailed on the U.S.S Louisiana for Panama and Puerto Rico.
The Grand Canyon was not seen by a white man until the Civil War. It was first entered on may 29, 1869, by the geologist John Wesley Powell.
The first telephone book ever issued contained only fifty names. It was published in New Haven, Connecticut, by the new Haven District Telephone Company in February, 1878.
The first Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare was a woman. Her name was Oveta Culp Hobby and she took office in 1953.
The first macaroni factory in the United States was established in 1848. It was started by Antoine Zegera in Brooklyn, New York.
The A & P was the first chain-store business to be established. It began in 1842.
King George VI of England became the first British monarch to set foot on American soil when he visited the World's Fair in New York City in 1939.
Catherine de medici was the first woman in Europe to use tobacco. She took it in a mixture of snuff.
Benjamin Franklin was the first head of the United States Post Office.
Benjamin Franklin was America's first political cartoonist. His drawing of a snake divided into eight parts was published in Philadelphia in 1754.