Field Name Year
Man to reach South Pole Roald Amundsen (Norway) 1911
Man to reach North Pole Robert E. Peary (USA) 1909
Woman to reach North Pole Mrs. Karoline Mikkelsen (Norway) 1935
Woman to reach South Pole Mrs. Fran Phipps (Canada) 1971
Man to go to space Yuri Gagarin (former USSR) 1961
Man to set foot on the Moon Neil Alden Armstrong (USA) 1969
Man to walk in Space Alexei Leonov (Former USSR) 1965
Woman Cosmonaut in Space Valentina Terehkova (former USSR) 1963
Man to climb Mount Everest Tenzing Norgay (Nepal) 1953
Woman to climb Mount Everest Junko Tabei (Japan) 1975
President of USA George Washington 1789
Foreign invader of India Alexander the Great (Greece) 326bc
Woman to cross the Strait of Gibraltar Arti Pradhan (India) 1988
Handicapped man to cross Strait of Gibraltar (deaf and dumb) Taranath Shenoy (India) 1988
President of Chinese Republic Dr. Sun Yat-Sen 1921-1925
Chairman of People's Republic of China Mao Tse Tung 1949-1976
Man to sail around the world Ferdinand Magellan (Portugal) 1519-1521
First Prime Minister of a country Sir Robert Walpole (Britain) 1721-1742
Lady Prime Minister of country Srimavo Bhandarnaike (Sri Lanka) 1970-1977
Lady Prime Minister of England Mrs. Margaret Thatcher 1979-1990
Polar circumnavigation Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Charles Burton (Britain) 1979-1982
Chinese traveler to India Fahien 405-411
Woman Bishop Rev. Barbara C. Harris (USA) 1988
First to have skied to both North and South Poles, and climbed Mount Everest Erling Kagge (Norway) 1994