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First sport invented

760 BC

At the first recorded ancient Olympic Games in 760 BC, there was only one event, a footrace. Later Games included other events such as wrestling, boxing, equestrian, discus, javelin, and jumping. From around the same time, the only sport mentioned in the Bible is said to be wrestling (see Bible sporting quotes).

The first jigsaw puzzle

1767

The variety and number of toys that were manufactured during the 18th century steadily rose; John Spilsbury invented the first jigsaw puzzle in 1767 to help children learn geography.

The first ball

1855

The more irregular the bladder, the more unpredictable the behavior of the ball was when kicked. However; it would not be until the twentieth century until most balls were made with rubber bladders. In 1855, Charles Goodyear designed and built the first vulcanized rubber soccer balls (footballs).

The first radio

1899

Guglielmo Marconi: an Italian inventor, proved the feasibility of radio communication. He sent and received his first radio signal in Italy in 1895. By 1899 he flashed the first wireless signal across the English Channel and two years later received the letter "S", telegraphed from England to Newfoundland.

The first TV made

1925

By the 1920s, when amplification made television practical, Scottish inventor John Logie Baird employed the Nipkow disk in his prototype video systems. On 25 March 1925, Baird gave the first public demonstration of televised silhouette images in motion, at Selfridge's Department Store in London.

When the first cinema was built

1930

he first golden period of cinemas in Singapore occurred in the 1930s, when more than nine cinemas sprung up from Dhoby Ghaut to Katong, including Cathay, Capitol, Marlborough, Palacegay, Pavilion, Roxy, Surina, Tivoli and Wembly.Aug 2, 2012

The first computer built

1936

First programmable computer. The Z1 was created by German Konrad Zuse in his parents' living room between 1936 and 1938. It is considered to be the first electro-mechanical binary programmable computer and the first really functional modern computer.Jan 24, 2018

First childrens TV show

1940

The first TV show was made in 1940 and was made for children.

First mall built

1956

The first mall. A photo from Life Magazine ofSouthdale Shopping Center in Edina, Minnesota after its opening in 1956. Southdale was the first mall ever built and still stands today (I visited many times during my Minneapolis residency).Dec 4, 2008

when the fist smartphone was made

1992

Rob Stothard/Getty People didn't start using the term "smartphone" until 1995, but the first truesmartphone actually made its debut three years earlier in 1992. It was called the Simon Personal Communicator, and it was created by IBM more than 15 years before Apple released the iPhone.